The Edge of Time  -  The Authoritative Biography of Kalpana Chawla

The Edge of Time - The Authoritative Biography of Kalpana Chawla

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Author: Jean - Pierre Harrison
Publisher: Harrison Publishing
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 245
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780976827917


Early in the Moring of 15 December 2005, I awoke in Quantico, Virginia, after a particularly vivid dream. Kalpana, Neha aur Niece, and I were thanking amongst ourselves. “Where are you?” I asked Kalpana. “The edge of Time”, She responded.

Kalpana Chawla first flew in a light airplane over the plains of Haryana as a young girl in the early 1970s. She later flew higher, leaving Earth’s atmosphere for the first time as crew member on board space shuttle Columbia on Wednesday, 19 November 1997. Her second mission ended at the edge of space on 1 February 2003 when Columbia broke up during reentry.

From the moment of her selection to the NASA Astronaut Corps in December 1994, Kalpana become a hero to people of Indian descent around the world the world and a role model to school children who saw themselves reflected in her Story. Her Name has been given to a hill on Mars, A star in deep space, Colleges, Scholarship, and Awards.

This book presents events from the life of a very private women who become one of the most famous people in the world.



Chapter One: India
Chapter Two: Arlington
Chapter Three: Boulder
Chapter Four: Sunnyvale
Chapter Five: Houston
Chapter Six: STS-87
Chapter Seven: Interlude
Chapter Eight: STS-107
Chapter Nine: Aftermath