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Raja Chari, Indian-origin astronaut, among 12 new members selected by NASA – Know more about him

Raja Chari, Indian-origin astronaut, among 12 new members selected by NASA – Know more about him

Raja Chari, a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force, may become the third person of Indian origin from the US after the late Kalpana Chawla and current NASA astronaut Sunita Williams to fly to space, if all goes well. He will report for duty in August this year.

Priyanka Chopra to star in Kalpana Chawla biopic?

Priyanka Chopra to star in Kalpana Chawla biopic?

Just as actress Priyanka Chopra lands in India after wrapping up her work on 'Quantico season 2', the buzz around the diva is up in the air again. It has been reported that the powerhouse of talent Priyanka will next be starring in a biopic based on late Indian astronaut Kalpana Chawla.

Kalpana Chawla's birth anniversary – This was the last message sent by the astronaut

Kalpana Chawla's birth anniversary – This was the last message sent by the astronaut

She would have attained the age of 55 today had it not been for the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003 which led to her death and six other astronauts.

Virender Sehwag leads tributes to Kalpana Chawla on her 55th birth anniversary

Virender Sehwag leads tributes to Kalpana Chawla on her 55th birth anniversary

On February 1, 2003, Kalpana Chawla and her six crew members of the Space Shuttle Columbia were killed during their return to Earth.

Remembering Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin in space

Remembering Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin in space

The space shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet.

PM Narendra Modi pays homage to Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawala

The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified.

Remembering Kalpana Chawla on her 13th death anniversary

Remembering Kalpana Chawla on her 13th death anniversary

Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian woman in space.