As Kalpana Chawla documentary releases, father Banarasi Lal Chawla recollects her perseverance, passion for education
Before becoming the first woman of Indian origin to go to space, Kalpana Chawla was the sole woman in her Bachelor's in Aeronautical Engineering class at the Punjab Engineering College. Her father Banarasi Lal Chawla spoke with Firstpost in the run-up to the 8 March, International Women's Day premiere of a documentary based on Kalpana's life.
The Sensoria I mission will last from 4 to 18 January, when the crew will resurface from the Mars habitat.
Friday’s spacewalk is in line with the U.S. space agency’s aim to ramp up inclusivity in space.
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