“When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system” said Kalpana Chawla after her first voyage to space. Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian-American astronaut and the first Indian woman in space. She held two Masters degrees and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. Kalpana Chawla was one of the seven members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. Find more designs of Great Women of Science.