Kalpana Chawla bio

Birth Name: Kalpana Chawla

Occupation: Astronaut

Place Of Birth: India

Date Of Birth: March 17, 1962

Date Of Death: February 1, 2003

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Asian/Indian

Nationality: American

Kalpana Chawla was born on the 17th of March, 1962. She was known for being a Astronaut. NASA’s first Indian astronaut and the first Indian-born woman in space. She died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Kalpana Chawla was born in India. She earned her undergraduate degree in India, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Days after her death, India’s Prime Minister announced the renaming of a series of weather satellites to KAPLANA in her honor.

Kalpana Chawla was a Pisces and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Kalpana Chawla was born in 1960s. The 1960s were an era of protests. The decade was dominated by the Vietnam War, Civil Rights Protests, Cuban Missile Crisis, antiwar protests and saw the assassinations of US President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. It also marked the first man landed on the moon. Discover what happened on this day.

Kalpana Chawla is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


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Kalpana Chawla’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Kalpana Chawla’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Kalpana Chawla kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Kalpana Chawla was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Kalpana Chawla
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Kalpana Chawla was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Kalpana Chawla was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Kalpana Chawla had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Kalpana Chawla’s birth sign is Pisces and she had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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