When Did Kalpana Chawla Die?

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Kalpana Chawla was an astronaut and a mission specialist. An American citizen who was born in India, she was the first woman of Indian origin to fly into space, though she represented the United States and not India during her flight. She made her first trip into space aboard the space shuttle Columbia (flight STS-87) on November 19, 1997, and was one of the crew of six.

Her second space mission was scheduled for the year 2000, but faced repetitive delays for a number of reasons. Finally, the mission was cleared and Kalpana took off with the rest of the seven-member crew on January 16, 2003, aboard the Columbia (Flight STS-107). Unfortunately, the space shuttle disintegrated on re-entry into the earth's atmosphere, over Texas. The accident occurred when a piece of foam insulation broke from the main propellant tank and struck the leading edge of the left wing. This caused serious damage to the Thermal Protection System (TPS) of the shuttle. Kalpana was 41 years old when she died, on that fateful day of 19 February, 2003.
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No it's not true that kalpana chawla died due to the foam insulation broke from the main propellant tank and struck the leading edge of the left wing. The correct info is, she landed to the space and later she saw miracle based on islam and while taking off in the flight STS-107 towards the earth with miraculous news which she knew and saw on the space, was murdered by people who's misison is not to disclose the miracles based on islam which kalpana chawla had seen on the space.
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She was one of 7 crew members killed in the space shuttle columbia disaster. This ;link will give you a bit more in detail info about it -- www.wired.com
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She died in 19 february 2003

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