Kalpana Chawla’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 17, 1962

Death Date

February 1, 2003

Age of Death

40 years

Cause of Death




The astronaut Kalpana Chawla died at the age of 40. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

NASA’s first Indian astronaut and the first Indian-born woman in space. She died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

She grew up in Karnal, Haryana. In 1983, she married Jean-Pierre Harrison.



“Listen to the sounds of nature. Wishing you the best on your trek towards your dreams.” (Kalpana Chawla)


“You must enjoy the journey because whether or not you get there, you must have fun on the way.” (Kalpana Chawla)


“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.” (Kalpana Chawla)


“Do something because you really want to do it. If you’re doing it just for the goal and don’t enjoy the path, then I think you’re cheating yourself.” (Kalpana Chawla)


“I stopped thinking about it after trying to figure out what are the lessons learned, and there are so many. After I had basically sorted that out, I figured it’s time to really look at the future and not at the past.” (Kalpana Chawla)