Washington: Another daughter of India is about to fly into space to wave the flag of success. Sirisha Bandla, Richard Branson’s space company Virgin Galactic, is about to go on a space travel in Virgin Orbit.
Sirisha Bandla will be another Indian, after India’s great daughters Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, to become a spacewalker.
Renowned industrialist Richard Branson is set to leave for space on July 11 and will be accompanied by India-born Sirisha Bandla.
Sirisha Bandla is the Voice President of Government Affairs and Research Operations at Virgin Galactic Company.
Sirisha has achieved this position in just 6 years of service, which is a matter of pride and speaks of her ability.
In addition to Sirisha, 4 more people are included in Richard Branson’s team. The news of Sirisha going into space spread like wildfire on social media and there was an influx of people congratulating her.
Sirisha Bandla was born in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh and she is the second Indian-origin woman to go on a space journey.
Before him, Kalpana Chawla had also gone to space, but on the way back, unfortunately, the Space Shuttle Columbia had an accident and Kalpana had a painful death.
Sirisha Bandla is a graduate of Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University.
Richard Branson’s company Virgin Galactic has also joined the Space Race very rapidly and Sirisha Bandla has been instrumental in it. Sirisha handles the business of the company in Washington.
Virgin Galactic Company recently launched a satellite into space with the help of Boeing 747 plane.
Sirisha has an MBA from Georgetown University. At the same time, Rama Rao, a relative of her, said on her success that “it is certainly a matter of pride that she is going to space with Richard. We wish her a safe journey.”
Kalpana Chawla had stepped into space before Sirisha, but Rakesh Sharma has pride as the first Indian to go to space even before Kalpana Chawla.
Apart from these two, Sunita Williams of Indian origin has also gone to space.
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