Donald Trump hails Kalpana Chawla as an American hero
US President Donald Trump on Monday (30) called Indian-origin astronaut Kalpana Chawla as an American hero for being an inspiration to millions of girls. “Indian American Kalpana Chawla was the first woman of Indian descent to fly in space, and became an American hero for her devotion to the Space Shuttle programme and its various missions transporting cargo and crew to and from the International Space Station,” Trump said after issuing a proclamation declaring May as “Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.” Chawla, the first Indian-origin in space, was part of the seven member crew who died in the Space…
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