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Kalpana Chawla 

“Do something because you really want to do it. If you’re doing it just for the goal and don’t enjoy the path, then I think you’re cheating yourself.”

Kalpana Chawla

On November 19, 1997 Kalpana Chawla Indian-born American astronaut and mechanical engineer became the first woman of Indian origin to go to space. Born July 1, 1961 in Karnal, India.  Kalpana Chawla received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India, a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia on flight STS-87 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. (Wikipedia)

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