Monday, October 25, 2021

Kalpana Chawla

Virgin Galactic’s next spaceflight has a Telugu wing

With this, Sirisha, currently the Vice President, Government Affairs at Virgin Galactic, will be the second Indian-born woman to reach space after Kalpana Chawla.

SS Kalpana Chawla Cygnus spacecraft arrives at space station

At 5.32 a.m. EDT (3 p.m. India time), Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA used the robotic Canadarm2 to grapple the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft as Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos monitored Cygnus systems during its approach.

NASA’s resupply mission honouring Kalpana Chawla on way to ISS

Its features improve on current space toilet operations and help NASA prepare for future missions, including those to the Moon and Mars.

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