She is an Indian-born American astronaut and engineer who was the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.
“Kalpana, born in a conservative society, broke several traditions to become the first Indian-born Woman Astronaut in space,”

She set a mighty example for being courageous, dedicated, and an independent woman who set her eyes on space and followed through with her dream.

“I’ve always been very determined. I don’t get easily discouraged.”

Her message is, ‘Nothing is impossible for women, if they have a strong will’,

Her legacy is one of encouraging young girls and women everywhere to dare to dream of the stars and never let society’s preconceived notions and biases hold them back.

K.N.Hasini – Class 9,
Vishnu School,