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Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian-born woman astronaut

Kalpana, alongwith six crew members on-board the NASA space shuttle Columbia, were killed on February 1 when the spaceship exploded above the ground minutes before it was to land at Kennedy Space Station. This was Kalpana's second spaceflight.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2003 17:43 IST

First Published: Feb 04, 2003 00:00 IST