Kalpana Chawla Quotes

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Kalpana Chawla
Born (1962-03-17)March 17, 1962
Karnal, Punjab, India
(now in Haryana, India)
Died February 1, 2003(2003-02-01) (aged 41)
Aboard Space Shuttle Columbia over Texas, U.S.
Alma mater
Punjab Engineering College
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Colorado at Boulder
Time in space
31d 14h 54m[1]
Selection 1994 NASA Group
Missions STS-87, STS-107
Mission insignia

Some of the senior people, the very senior astronauts, shook my hand and said, 'K.C., you did a great job. Don't let anyone tell you different.'
Kalpana Chawla
I don't know why I always liked aerospace engineering. I was in the 10th grade when I figured that's what I wanted to do.
Kalpana Chawla
I was interested in aerospace and flying, and the U.S. is really the best place in the world for flying.
Kalpana Chawla
When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.
Kalpana Chawla
I stopped thinking about it after trying to figure out what are the lessons learned, and there are so many. After I had basically sorted that out, I figured it's time to really look at the future and not at the past.
Kalpana Chawla