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Astronauts R. Husband and K. Chawla

Ten years ago: astro­nauts R. Hus­band & K. Chawla work­ing in space to make our lives bet­ter spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images… #remem­ber­ing­co­lum­bia #sts107 — Anne Cabr­era (@composerAnne) Jan­u­ary 23, 2013

Kalpana

Born from hum­ble roots in Kar­nal, India, Kalpana Chawla trav­elled one of the longest and hard­est roads to become an Amer­i­can astro­naut. Though small in stature, she became huge­ly known the world over as “Kalpana” or “K.C.”, the Indi­an girl who against all odds want­ed to become an aero­space engi­neer, the Indi­an girl who want­ed to fly and explore and who per­se­vered to make it hap­pen.