Sirisha Bandla, Indian woman to make history, set to leave for space on July 11
Sirisha Bandla will be the second Indian-born woman after Kalpana Chawla to go to space. In the US, Indian-origin Sirisha Bandla will go to space on July 11 with Richard Branson of Virgin under the Unity 22 mission.
Indian-origin Sirisha Bandla (34) in the US is in the final stages of learning the essentials of space travel these days. She will go into space on July 11 with Virgin's Richard Branson on the Unity 22 mission.
Andhra Pradesh-born Bandla among six passengers on Virgin Galactic's space mission
Andhra Pradesh-born Bandla will be among six astronauts to go into space under Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity mission. She will leave for space from New Mexico on July 11 with Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic.
After Kalpana Chawla, Bandla will be the second Indian-born woman to go to space
Sirisha Bandla will be the second Indian-born woman after Kalpana Chawla to go to space. Before him, Indian-origin Kalpana Chawla, Rakesh Sharma and Sunita Williams have gone to space. An aeronautical engineer by profession, Bandla took to Twitter to express his pride in joining space travel. He has written that he is proud to be a part of Unity 22. It is a mission in which the company aims to ensure the accessibility of all in space.
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Naidu wishes Sirisha and co-travellers on their space journey
On this occasion, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has shared two photos on Twitter. In one photo he is with five astronauts on the mission. In the second photo, he is with Sirisha Bandla. Naidu has wished Sirisha and her co-travellers all the best for their space journey.