On the occasion of International Women’s Day, GuardianLink is set to launch an exclusive (non-fungible token) NFT collection dedicated to Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian-American astronaut who went to space.
The collection consists of 250 NFTs in total that include 25 copies of 10 images of Chawla that have never been seen before. These photographs have been provided by Chawla’s husband Jean-Pierre Harrison. The NFTS consist of personalised quotes of Kalpana Chawla under each image and will be launched on beyondlife.club on March 8.
Harrison said, “In recognition of Kalpana’s achievements, I have approved the release of NFTs consisting of rare and previously unseen photographs of moments from her life. This set of NFTs will be released on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022, on BeyondLife.club, powered by GuardianLink. Proceeds from this sale will be donated to an Indian charity with an outstanding record of supporting and educating children from some of India’s poorest areas.”
Ramkumar Subramaniam, co-founder and chief executive officer, GuardianLink said, “India’s NFT space is growing at a massive speed and we are witnessing an increased adoption among users. It is indeed a proud moment for us to have been launching Kalpana Chawla’s inspirational quotes and pictures in the form of NFTs on our platform. We are glad that through us and with the help of Jean-Pierre Harrison, we will be able to connect and touch the lives of her million fans. With its foundation in creative media, GuardianLink has always led the race in terms of designing high impact creative NFTs protected by our Anti.RIP technology and legitimacy protocol, protecting the rights of our creators”.
Chawla was one of the seven crew members who tragically died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the spacecraft disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.