Here’s How Twitterati Paid Tributes To Kalpana Chawla On Her 13th Death Anniversary
"When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land but from the solar system." These were the words from
The Columbia's 28th space mission, which was launched on January 16, 2003 with a crew of seven, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on the morning of February 1, 2003. And soon, the shuttle disintegrated over southeast Texas, near Dallas, at 9:00 am.
According to History.com, "Residents in the area heard a loud boom and saw streaks of smoke in the sky. Debris and the remains of the crew were found in more than 2,000 locations across East Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana."
On the 13 th death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla, Twitterati paid tribute to the first
As Kalpana completed her
Some of political leaders also took to Twitter to remember Kalpana on her 13 th death anniversary, which included:
Remembering India's immortal daughter Kalpana Chawla on her death anniversary. A true inspiration for the youth. pic.twitter.com/uwZZs5UUGs— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) February 1, 2016
Remembering Kalpana Chawla, the pride of humanity, who died in the space shuttle Columbia disaster 13 years ago. Salute to her— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) February 1, 2016
Other than these leaders, Kalpana was also remembered by the University of Texas at Arlington, from where she obtained a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering in 1984.