Born in Karnal, India, on July 1, 1961, Chawla was the youngest of four children.
Kalpana was wildly inquisitive and imaginative about the world around her, forever curious about the night sky.
During the intense Indian summer heat, young Kalpana and her family would sleep on the roof of their small house, and she would gaze longingly at the stars above her, wondering if she’d ever get to them.
She adored drawing and making models of these planes.
By the time she was in tenth grade Kalpana had made up her mind with regards to what she wanted to do career-wise; she was determined to become a flight engineer!
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