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Name of AAPI FigureKalpana Chawla
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Indian origin
Area of InfluenceAstronomy
Date of birth or time period17th March 1962-1 February 2003
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?She was the first woman of Indian origin to go into space. She was the mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?I chose this person because she is a mighty example of being courageous, dedicated, and an independent woman who set her eyes on space and followed through with her dream.
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