The Times of India is proud of Kalpana Chawla, as they should be. While this was her second shuttle flight, she was the first person born in India to go to space. If Ilan Ramon deserves recognition for trailblazing, and he does, she does as well. Here are some notes, written by her husband, about the weeks leading up to this mission.
For that matter, all seven on board deserve recognition for their bravery. Rich Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon.