Chawla Family Statement
February 6, 2003
On Saturday 1 February
2003 we lost Kalpana and six dear friends.
Kalpana lived in India
with her family for her first 20 years, and in America with her
husband, JP, for her next 20 years.
Specialist Kalpana Chawla is onboard the flight deck of Space Shuttle
Columbia during flight day two of STS-107.
In Kalpana, God gave
us a beautiful soul whose grit, determination and humor earned her
magnificent success that she carried with humility and, whenever
As so many others, we
will always have Kalpana in our hearts. We love and miss her very
deeply, but are thankful that her time with us has given inspiration
to so many.
From the bottom of our
hearts we thank all around the world who have given us their love
Banarsi Lal Chawla