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From: Fort Worth, TX, USA
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posted 05-05-2010 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
University of Texas, Arlington release
Kalpana Chawla display dedicated at Nedderman Hall

Students in The University of Texas Arlington College of Engineering have a new source of inspiration in their daily walks at Nedderman Hall.


A Kalpana Chawla Display was dedicated May 3 in Nedderman Hall. Chawla is one of the University's most celebrated graduates. She was aboard the Columbia Space Shuttle when it broke apart during re-entry in February 2003.

The display includes one of Chawla's flight suit, several photographs, and historical and biographical information about her and the space program. Also included in the display is a flag flown over Johnson Space Center during the memorial for the fallen astronauts from the Columbia disaster. Jean-Pierre Harrison, Chawla's husband, donated all of the display items.


Astronauts Janet Kavandi and Dominic Gorie, both colleagues of Chawla, spoke during the dedication as did Harrison, UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo and Engineering Dean Bill Carroll.

About 250 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from Arlington school district also attended the display's dedication.


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From: North Carolina, USA
Registered: Jul 2005

posted 05-06-2010 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for blue_eyes   Click Here to Email blue_eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It can't have been an easy thing for JP Harrison to give up one of his wife's flight suits....

I think it is very admirable that he shared so many deeply personal things in her honor. And I hope that many of us from collectSPACE can visit this memorial to her and pay our respects. I'm certainly going to try.

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