Sirisha Bandla, the second Indian-origin woman to fly to space

Meet Sirisha Bandla who embarks on her journey on July 11. This 34- year-old Aeronautical Engineer is among the six-member crew of VSS Unity-Virgin Galactic’s suborbital rocket-powered plane.The first Indian-origin woman to achieve the feat was Kalpana Chawla.

Sirisha was born in Tenali, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh and raised in Houston.

During the space flight her role will be to evaluate research experience.

Bandla tweeted on Friday (July 2), “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.”

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