Maharashtra’s Sanjal Gavande is part of the team of engineers at Blue Origin that has built the New Shepherd space rocket that will take the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos, into space.
Sanjal Gawande designed Blue Origin’s New Shepherd space rocket (Photo Credit : Twitter)
A 30-year-old woman from Maharashtra is part of the team of engineers building Blue Origin’s suborbital space rocket New Shephard, which was launched on July 20 by Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. ) and will carry three other people into space. A systems engineer in Spaceflight Services Company, Sanjal Gavande was born in Kalyan, Maharashtra. Since childhood, she dreamed of building a spaceship.
Talking to Times of India, Sanjal Gawande said that I am very happy that my childhood dream is going to come true. I am proud to be a part of Team Blue Origin. Sanjal Gawande is the daughter of Ashok Gawande, a retired employee of Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation and Surekha, a retired employee of MTNL. According to the report, her parents said that their daughter was interested in space since childhood.
Studied Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University
After completing her graduation in mechanical engineering from the University of Mumbai, Sanjal Gawande went to the US to pursue a masters in mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University. Talking to India Today, his father said that after completing his Masters in Wisconsin, he worked with Mercury Marine. She then went to work with Toyota Racing Development in Orange City, California.
Previously applied to NASA
His mother told that after getting the pilot’s license in 2016, Sanjal applied for a job in NASA but due to citizenship, he was not selected. After this he applied for a job in Blue Origin where he got selected for System Engineer.
Sanjal’s mother told that people asked us that she is a girl so why did she opt for mechanical engineering? I also wondered many times whether she will be able to work so hard? But he has made us all proud. Sanjal’s dream was to design an aerospace rocket and eventually he achieved it.
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