|Birthplace:||Karnal / INDIA|
|Date of death:||01.02.2003|
|Place of death:||over Texas|
|1||STS-87||MSP||19.11. - 05.12.1997||15d 16h 34m|
|2||STS-107||MSP||16.01. - 01.02.2003||15d 22h 20m|
|Total||31d 14h 54m|
Note: The birth date of 1 June 1961 commonly quoted for her birthdate is not correct. This date was given to school authorities to allow her to enroll early in accordance with her oft-stated wishes.
Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India, 1982; master of science in aerospace engineering from University of Texas-Arlington, 1984; Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from University of Colorado, 1988; prior to her selection she joined Overset Methods Inc., Los Altos, California, as Vice President and Research Scientist; hobbies: flying aerobatics, hiking, back-packing, reading; died in the Columbia tragedy (STS-107) on February 01, 2003.
Last update on June 21, 2010.