The new US spacecraft will be named after the late astronaut Kalpana Chawla. The space shuttle for the International Space Station made this decision in recognition of its significant contribution to space science.
Kalpana Chawla died in an accident on a return flight aboard the Columbia space shuttle in 2003. Six other passengers aboard the spacecraft were killed in the crash. In memory of Kalpana, who was an expert in space missions, SS launched their next spacecraft. Northrop Groomann, the US space and defense technology company, has announced that it will be named Kalpana Chawla.
The Northrop Groman company on Wednesday tweeted that the commanding contribution to the manned space mission will last forever and that it honors Kalpana Chawla, who made history at NASA as the first Indian-born astronaut. The company said that Kalpana Chawla, who sacrificed his life for the space mission, was the inspiration for the astronauts' successors.
The Northrope Gromann company added that research conducted in the last days of the command on the spacecraft Columbia has helped to clarify more about the health and safety of the astronaut. The company said it was proud to celebrate Kalpana's life and dreams of space travel.
SS Kalpana Chawla will return to space on September 29 on a rocket launched as part of the NG-14 mission from the Wallace Flight Facility in Virginia. The vehicle will arrive at the space station two days later. The NG-14 mission will carry 3,629 kilograms of equipment to the space station.