Kalpana Chawla

  • Haryana CM to reward village boy selected for NASA astronaut programme September 14, 2013

    A teenaged village boy, selected by US' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its astronaut training programme, will be rewarded by the Haryana government, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday. The Haryana government will honour Ashish Kumar with its Pratibha Samman, said Hooda, adding he will also get...
  • NASA launches last space shuttle Atlantis July 8, 2011

    New Delhi: The United State's Space Shuttle programme ended on Friday with the launch of the last shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis will return to Earth two weeks later, to be mothballed forever. The 12-day mission will be run by a 4-person crew. This is the smallest crew of any shuttle mission...
  • NASA retires space shuttles with Atlantis July 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Thirty years and 134 missions later, the United State's Space Shuttle programme is being shut down. Atlantis is the last shuttle to go to space. After launch late on Friday night, it will return to Earth two weeks later, to be mothballed forever. US President Barack Obama has...
  • NASA reports on what caused Columbia disaster January 1, 2009

    New Delhi : India's first woman in space, Kalpana Chawla was burnt to death in America's worst space accident. Six years after Space Shuttle Columbia blew up; NASA finally knows what went wrong. As the burning shuttle hurtled towards earth, cabin pressure plummeted within 30 seconds and knocked the astronauts out....
  • NASA reveals tragic details of Kalpana's last flight December 31, 2008

    Cape Canaveral: Astronauts on the shuttle Columbia were trying to regain control of their craft before it broke apart in 2003, but there was no chance of surviving the accident, a NASA report said on Tuesday. From the crew's perspective, the shift from what appeared to be a normal descent...
  • Exclusive: Sunita Williams on why she loves samosas! October 4, 2007

    She ran a marathon in the outer space, spent an incredible time at the International Space Station—a record-breaking six-months. That’s the journey of Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams. CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai shared the journalistic 'space’ with someone who has been to space and back, quite literally. Rajdeep Sardesai: Did you...
  • Girl claims she is astronaut Kalpana Chawla reborn July 7, 2007

    Khurja, Uttar Pradesh: A four-year-old girl who claims her name is Kalpana Chawla and that she died up in the skies four years ago is drawing huge crowds in a village here in Uttar Pradesh. Residents of Nar Mohammadpur village, about 35 km from here, where little Upasana is visiting her...
  • Kalpana's school pays for Sunita's safe return June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The last time anyone at the Tagore Bal Niketan School in Karnal was this anxious was in 2003 when the first Indian woman in space, Kalpana Chawla, was returning to Earth after her doomed space sojourn. On Thursday, students at Kalpana's school held prayers again, this time for...
  • Planetarium in Kalpana Chawla's memory June 18, 2007

    Chandigarh A planetarium costing Rs 65 million is being set up in Haryana in the memory of astronaut Kalpana Chawla and will become functional this year. The planetarium is being built at the historic town of Kurukshetra in Haryana, Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said on Monday. "The planetarium will be functional...
  • Sunita space-walks into another feat June 20, 2007

    Washington: With a six-hour, 40-minute stroll, Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams achieved yet another milestone - the first woman in history to have logged a record 29 hours and 17 minutes in four space walks. Venturing out of her home in space with Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria at 1854 hrs (IST) on...
  • India 360: Indians reach for stars June 17, 2007

    The successful lift-off of Indian Space Research Organisation’s PSLV into space on Wednesday is being seen as another giant leap in India's space programme. The rapidly-growing interest in space studies perhaps is an indication enough that India’s space dream – first realised by Kalpana Chawla and now Sunita Williams –...
  • Kalpana Chawla, India's space cupid June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Perhaps the astronaut who sparked off India’s romance with the space was none other than Kalpana Chawla. ‘The Kalpana Chawla’ phenomenon was a whole new chapter between Indians and the adventure of outer space. India’s very own space-walker from small-town Karnal was known for her special relationship with children,...
  • Sunita takes her first stroll in space December 17, 2006

    Washington Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams took her first walk in space to complete the rewiring of her new home, the International Space Station, with some help from a veteran spacewalker. "It's great to have some good on-orbit electricians working for us," astronaut Stephen Robinson in Mission Control at Houston told...