Delegation to ORF Kalpana Chawla Space Policy Dialogue
USIBC Supports Delegation to ORF Kalpana Chawla Space Policy Dialogue
Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian-American woman in space, was part of a growing trend of international cooperation in outer space between India and the United States. Her research represents cross-cultural efforts on behalf of all mankind for the betterment of life on Earth and our understanding of outer space. Her tragic accident on board the Columbia Space Shuttle reminds us that the stakes are very high when it comes to outer space activities, but brave individuals like Kalpana Chawla exemplify the belief that the rewards outweigh the dangers. Her accomplishments further prove that traditional barriers such as nationality and gender are giving way to closer ties between people all across the globe. Indeed, India and the United States have continued expanding their cooperative efforts to reach for a broad vision of international human space activities. In honour of Ms. Chawla, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is holding a dialogue that will highlight the success of India’s cooperation with all the major spacefaring powers in space activities and to discuss the growing socio-political challenges on Earth that must still be overcome in order to expand on the example set by Ms. Chawla.
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