How Did Kalpana Chawla Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Kalpana Chawla death

The astronaut Kalpana Chawla passed away at age 40, way too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

NASA’s first Indian astronaut and the first Indian-born woman in space. She died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

She grew up in Karnal, Haryana. In 1983, she married Jean-Pierre Harrison.

How did Kalpana Chawla die?

Accident caused Kalpana Chawla's death in 2003.

Information about the death of Kalpana Chawla
Cause of deathAccident
Age of death40 years
BirthdayMarch 17, 1962
Death dateFebruary 1, 2003
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


I would say if you have a dream, follow it. It doesn’t really matter whether you are a woman or from India or from wherever.

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Take good care of our fragile planet.

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You are just your intelligence.

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We crossed the Himalayas in less than two minutes, and then you realise, ‘Oh My God, within an hour and a half, we have gone around the whole planet.’

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When you lift off, the pressure is supposed to be maximum. But actually, it was very benign. Very enjoyable. But as soon as the engines cut off and you get to zero gravity, you felt as if you were being pushed off your seat. You feel disoriented. You don’t feel aligned with anything. I felt for a few good hours that I was falling.

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