Sirisha Bandla, Indian-Born Astronaut, to Fly With Richard Branson in Virgin Galactic Spaceflight on July 11

Sirisha Bandla, Indian-Born Astronaut, to Fly With Richard Branson in Virgin Galactic Spaceflight on July 11

Sirisha Bandla, an Indian-origin astronaut, will be having care of the researcher expertise on the Unity22 mission, when a Virgin Galactic take a look at flight travels to the edge of place on July 11.

Andhra Pradesh-born Bandla will be one particular of the six house travellers aboard ”VSS Unity” of Virgin Galactic, scheduled to acquire off to space on July 11 from New Mexico alongside the founder of Virgin Galactic Richard Branson.

The Telugu female hailing from Andhra’s Guntur district who was introduced up in Houston will turn into the second India-born lady to fly into area after Kalpana Chawla. Rakesh Sharma, and Sunita Williams have been the other Indians who went into room prior to Bandla.

Using to Twitter, the 34-12 months-old aeronautical engineer shared she was “extremely honoured” to be aspect of the crew.

“I am so unbelievably honoured to be a aspect of the amazing crew of Unity22, and to be a aspect of a business whose mission is to make room out there to all,” she posted.

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu also shared two pics – one showcasing all 5 customers of the crew and a solo image of Sirisha Bandla on his official Twitter cope with.

“Indian-origin ladies carry on to split the proverbial glass ceiling and demonstrate their mettle. On July 11th, Sirisha Bandla with Telugu roots is set to fly to area aboard VSS Unity with Richard Branson and the team marking the dawn of the new house age, making all Indians very pleased!,” the Main Minister tweeted.

British isles billionaire and founder of the Virgin Galactic company Richard Branson announced on June 2 that he will make a spaceflight on July 11, previously than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

“I have generally been a dreamer. My mum taught me to never ever give up and to attain for the stars. On July 11, it can be time to transform that aspiration into a truth aboard the upcoming @VirginGalactic spaceflight,” Branson tweeted on late Thursday.

The company verified the information and facts and printed a movie, presenting 6 crew users of the upcoming spaceflight, which includes Bandla.

“Join us July 11th for our first fully crewed rocket run check flight, and the commencing of a new place age. The countdown commences,” the company wrote on its Twitter site.

Bezos is also going to make a spaceflight on board the New Shepard spaceship, which is scheduled for July 20.