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Famous Indian Astronauts and their Achievements

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Kalpana Chawla
Ravish Malhotra
Rakesh Sharma
Sunita Williams
Famous Indian Astronauts and their Achievements
About Kalpana Chawla
Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was born in Karnal, India. She was the first Indian-American astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Achievement of Kalpana Chawla
1. Congressional Space Medal of Honour
2.NASA Space Flight Medal
3.NASA Distinguished Service Medal
About Ravish Malhotra
Ravish Malhotra (born on 25 December 1943 in Lahore (now in Pakistan)) is a retired Air Commodore of the Indian Air Force.

He became an Air Force test pilot, later stationed at the test center in Bangalore. He was also the Air Officer Commanding of Hindon Air Force Station near Delhi.

In 1982, he was chosen to train for spaceflight in the Soviet Union's Intercosmos program. Malhotra served as backup for Rakesh Sharma on the Soyuz T-11 mission which launched the first Indian citizen into space, but unfortunately himself never went to space. Malhotra was awarded the Kirti Chakra in 1984.

Malhotra is the Co-Founder & Chief Mentor of the aerospace division of Dynamatic Technologies.
About Rakesh Sharma
Rakesh Sharma was born on 13 January 1949 in Patiala, Punjab to Hindu Gaur parents. He studied at St. George's Grammar School and later graduated from Nizam College, Osmania University in Hyderabad. Sharma joined the Indian Air Force (IAF) in 1970 as a pilot officer after joining the National Defence Academy as an IAF cadet in 1966. During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, he flew missions in his MiG aircraft with considerable success.
He was a test pilot in the IAF. Rakesh swiftly progressed through many levels and in 1984 he was appointed as the Squadron Leader and pilot of the Indian Air Force. He was selected on 20 September 1982 to become a cosmonaut and go into space as part of a joint programe between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Soviet Intercosmos space program.
In 1984 he became the first citizen of India to go into space when he flew aboard the Soviet rocket Soyuz T-11 blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic on 2 April 1984. The Soyuz T-11 docked and transferred the three member Soviet-Indian international crew which also included the Ship's Commander Y.V. Malyshev and Flight Engineer G.M. Strekalov (USSR) to the Salyut 7 Orbital Station. He spent 7 days 21 hours and 40 minutes aboard the Salyut 7 during which his team conducted scientific and technical studies which included 43 experimental sessions. His work was mainly in the fields of bio-medicine and remote sensing.
About Sunita Williams
Sunita Lyn "Suni" Williams née Pandya (born September 19, 1965) is a former American astronaut and a United States Navy officer. She holds the records for longest single space flight by a woman (195 days),total spacewalks by a woman (seven), and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes).
Williams was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and Expedition 15. In 2012, she served as a flight engineer on Expedition 32 and then commander of Expedition 33.
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