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Firsts in science



First Man in space

Rakesh Sharma aboard Soyuz T-11, on 3 April 1984. He was the 138th man in space worldwide.

First Indian Woman in space

Kalpana Chawla aboard Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87, on 19 November 1997. She was a naturalized United States citizen, and represented the US during the event.

First Test-tube baby

Durga Agarwal, born 1978