Spacecraft Cygnus NG-14, named after Kalpana Chawla

Spacecraft Cygnus NG-14, named after Kalpana Chawla

Cargo spacecraft Cygnus NG-14, for the International Space Station has been named after the first Indian born woman who entered space. The spacecraft has been named Kalpana Chawla, who was an Indian-American NASA astronaut.

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This is done to acknowledge her contributions in the field. An American global defence technology and aerospace company, Northrop Grumman said the next Cygnus capsule will be named after the astronaut as her remembrance. She was the one who died with her six more crew members in 2003. She had inspired many footsteps all over. The cargo is scheduled to be launched on the NG-14 mission.

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