NASA Names a Spacecraft After the name of Late Astronaut Kalpana Chawla

Nidhi Gahlot | October 2nd, 2020 . 10:51 pm




The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has named an American commercial cargo spacecraft bound for the International Space Station after the late astronaut Kalpana Chawla. She was the first India-born woman to enter into the space. She was died with her six crewmates aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003.

The Cygnus spacecraft which is named after SS Kalpana Chawla will be launched into space as a part of the 14th resupply mission of the NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman.


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