• Women Go to Space, Filmmakers Go to Fast Track

    1 month ago - By Film Independent

    When 35-year-old astronaut Kalpana Chawla boarded the Space Shuttle Columbia for her first NASA mission in 1997 she instantly became a permanent part of aeronautics history and an Indian national hero, as the first Indian-American woman in space. Five years later, Chawla's story would end-abruptly, dramatically, tragically-in fatal service to her calling. And while Chawla's accomplishments are certainly remarkable, they're but one link in a long chain of aerospace landmarks forged by female scientists, astronauts and engineers.
    Such history has only recently begun to be excavated by pop...
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