Sirisha Bandla said that when I first heard that I am getting this opportunity, I was speechless. She will be the second woman born in India to step into space.
Sirisha Bandla will step into space (Photo Credits: Twitter)
Another woman from India is going to step into space. Andhra Pradesh-born aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla, 34, will fly on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity on Sunday with five crew members. Sirisha has studied in Houston and she was confident that one day she will go to space. On July 11 i.e. Sunday, Sirisha will leave for space.
Sirisha will be accompanied by Virgin founder Richard Brenson and four others into space on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity. These flights towards space will be three and a half times faster than the speed of sound. Talking to Times of India, Sirisha said that I feel that I am going to space with India. Sirisha will be the second Indian-born woman after Kalpana Chawla to step into space.
Sirisha Bandla impressed by Rakesh Sharma
Sirisha Bandla was born in Chirala, Andhra Pradesh. At the age of 4, she moved to America with her parents. While living in Houston, Sirisha became interested in space. He saw how people become astronauts, after which he decided to make a career in this direction. According to the report, Sirisha is influenced by astronaut Rakesh Sharma.
Third woman of Indian origin to go to space
Sirisha will be the third Indian-origin woman to go into space. Earlier, Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams have gone to space. Bandla began his role as Vice President of Government Affairs and Research Operations at Virgin Galactic in January 2021. Taking to Twitter, Sirisha wrote that I am extremely honored to be part of the #Unity22 team and to be a part of a company whose mission is to make space available to all.
I am so incredibly honored to be a part of the amazing crew of #Unity22, and to be a part of a company whose mission is to make space available to all. https://t.co/sPrYy1styc
— Sirisha Bandla (@SirishaBandla) July 2, 2021
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