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Posted by Kalpana Chawla is to be honoured.. on February 03, 2003 at 09:59:10:
In Reply to: Re: Space Shuttle Columbia Disintegrates Over Texas; 7 on board posted by Michelle Wardlow on February 01, 2003 at 17:11:13:
Kalpana Chalwa, Indian-born astronaut of this 7-member team is going to be honoured with 'Bharat Ratna' award, which is the most prestigious civil medal in India.
Since it was not her first space mission, and so it didnít attract as much attention as in Israel (First Indian to go to space was Rakesh Sharma, in 1984). But now, country of a billion is moaning the death of the entire Columbia crew, and Kalpana Chawla especially.