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July 12, 2021 13:11
Sirisha Bandla: Third Indian-origin woman to fly into Space

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Indian-origin woman Sirisha Bandla on Sunday fly into space and she emerged as the third woman from Indian-origin to achieve this. Sirisha Bandla is an aeronautical engineer and she joined British billionaire Richard Branson. Sirisha Bandla joined Virgin Galactic's first fully crewed suborbital test flight and the flight took off from Mexico. The flight was delayed by 90 minutes due to the bad weather. A total number of seven members flew to the space. The 34-year-old Sirisha Bandla tweeted "I am so incredibly honoured 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,".

She also posted "I really didn't need to tweet this since my friends flooded the feed yesterday with it. I was overwhelmed (in a good way!) by messages of love, unrecognizable capital text, and positivity yesterday. Slowly working my way through platform at a time!". Sirisha Bandla said that she was left speechless when she came to know about the opportunity. The primary objective of this team is to serve this as a test flight for the future so that there would be commercial passenger flights going into space. Sirisha Bandla is born in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district and she was brought up in Hoston. Her flight role in Researcher Experience.

Sirisha Bandla is the third woman from Indian-origin to fly into space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams. Sirisha Bandla moved to USA when she was four years and she completed her graduation in Purdue University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She also completed her Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University in the year 2015. Sirisha Bandla always wanted to be an astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

By Siva Kumar

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