Talk about a person who works on space exploration. You should say
- Who the person is?
- How do you know about him/her?
- What exactly he does do?
- How do you feel about it?
Undoubtedly humans have been wondering about space for centuries, but we have only been able to visit space with the advancement of science and technology. In fact, there are so so many scientists and space research programs who are working continuously on space exploration. However, today I will talk about Sirisha Bandla, an Indian -born American aeronautical engineer and commercial astronaut.
Last year, one day out of the blue, I came to know about her when I was suffering on Instagram. I got a link to a video that Sirisha Bandla became 2nd Indian-born woman to fly into space after Kalpana Chawla.
After watching that title, I could not stop myself from playing this video. To be honest, being an Indian, it was great to hear that news. In fact, the whole video is full of inspiration and motivation for the youth.
If I am talking about her life and career, she was born in 1988 in Andhra Pradesh. Bandla told in one interview that although she hoped to become a NASA astronaut, she did not accomplish her dream due to her eyesight. She works as the vice president of government affairs and research operations for virgin galactic.
Moreover, she flew on the virgin galactic unity 22 mission, giving her the title of second Indian-born woman to go to space and the fourth Indian- origin astronaut after Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla, and Sunita Williams.
In one interview, she said that her company’s primary motive would be to become space-travelling pocket-friendly for everyone. I hope that day will differently come sooner or later. I must say that space exploration provides a plethora of benefits to our earth, for instance, health improvement, improving our day-to-day life, protecting our environment, and so on.
All in all, Sirisha is set an example not only for women but also for every Indian who has a dream to go into this field. She has taught the youth that success will not automatically come in one’s life; you should leave no stone unturned to achieve your desire. So this is a person who works on space exploration and inspires the whole world.
Question 1:- What do you think fascinates humans about outer space?
There are various reasons why people are delighted to know about outer space. Firstly we are we don’t know what it looks like, so generally, people are fascinated to know about things which they have never visited height which is creating regarding the life of aliens on different planets and galaxies seasons create interest among the individuals to know about space.
Question 2:- Do you think that’s why some stories about space travel have been so ‘imaginative’?
Yes, since the human population has not explored the outer space, they are creating an imaginative story in order to explore and see what exactly it’s looked like
Question 3:- To what extent do you think governments will continue to fund projects in search of life on other planets?
The government of India is allocating many funds and is contributing a lot to the Indian national space resist organization, and it is extreme is in order to explore space inventions, they are also funding so many projects such that it is easier for space explorers to find out if life exists on other planets or galaxies rewind good contributions towards these kinds of projects.