The Path From Dreams To Success

Kalpana Chawla

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Inspirational Leadership Quotes - Kalpana Chawla: "The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it."
Kalpana Chawla: "The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it."
Photo credit: NASA via Wikimedia Commons

Happy World Space Week!

World Space Week is a UN-declared celebration of space held annually and the largest space event on Earth. This year, World Space Week is dedicated to the theme of "Women in Space," aiming to inspire the next generation of women in STEM and highlight the accomplishments and contributions of women to the space sector.

Today, we join in celebrating women in space. 


Kalpana Chawla (1962-2003) was an Indian-American astronaut and engineer, and the first woman of Indian origin to go to space. Her first space mission took place in 1997, where she served as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator on the Space Shuttle Columbia.

On her second flight, she sadly died when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. She was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the NASA Space Flight Medal, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

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Kayla Kim

Marketing Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! I was Laidlaw scholar in 2019, and I studied national, regional, and local identity in northern Tajikistan through the lens of women's fashion. 

For year after graduating, I worked for the UN Mine Action Service which removes landmines from conflict and post-conflict regions. Now I have returned to the Laidlaw foundation!

Please feel free to get in touch. I'm always happy to meet new people and chat, especially about nationalism/politics of gender/Central Asia/demining/UN/writing or even ballroom dance :)