It is an honor for all Indians that Sirisha Bandla is ready to fly to space. She is the second India-born American Woman who is ready to gonna Space after first India-born American Astronaut Kalpana Chawla.
The astronaut Kalpana Chawla has first fly to space in 1997 and second in 2003. But, it’s was a very big tragedy in the history of Space astronauts that when the crew of seven members (Including Kalpana Chawla) are entering the Earth’s atmosphere the Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-107 destroyed. All the seven members including Kalpana Chawla died.
Now Sirisha Bandla is in the crew of Unity22 a space mission by the company Virgin Galactic. The Unity22 crew including Sirisha Bandla is ready to fly to space on 11th July 2021. The founder of Virgin Galactic company (A British-American spaceflight company) is Richard Branson.
Richard Branson is a Billinior and founder of Virgin Group also will go to space with a total 6 member crew for the Unity22 space Mission 2021.
Sirisha in 2021 is Vice Precedent of Government Affairs and search Operations in Virgin Galactic Company.
Sirisha Bandla Biography
Early Life Introduction
Sirisha Bandla was Born in Tenali, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her age is 34 years and she was born in 1987. Sirisha father’s name is Doctor Muralidhar Bandla and he is an agriculture scientist, and her mother’s name is Anuradha Bandla.
Her grandfather’s name is Ragaiah and he was a retired scientist.
The family shifted to Houston Texas (United States of America) in 1992 when Sirisha was 5 years old. Now her father is working at US Embassy (India).
Much information about the family is not available right now, and we are trying to get more. Information will be updated as soon as possible.
Sirisha Bandla Education
Sirisha Bandla has a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Aeronautical Engineering) from Purdue University (United States of America).
She has also a Master’s Degree in Business administration from George Washington University (United States of America).
She had an early interest in Space that’s why she was completed her study in related filed/subjects/Degree before she joins Virgin Galactic and also Virgin galactic’s sister company Virgin Orbit.
Sirisha Bandla Career
Sirisha started her career in 2007 and worked as a Design, Test & Analysis Co-op for the company ATA Engineering. She worked here from August 2007 to August 2010 (More than 3 years).
After then from 2011 to January 2012 she worked as a Mechanical Engineer at the United States’ company L-3 Communication Integration System.
After then, from January 2012 to June 2015 she worked as an Associate Director in a private and incorporated spaceflight industry group Commercial Spaceflight Federation (Washington D.C Metro Area).
Sirisha joined Virgin Galactic in 2015. From July 2015 to October 2017 she worked with Virgin Galactic in Government Affairs department. Then, from October 2017 to January 2020 she worked as a Business Development & Government Affairs Manager in Virgin Galactic.
She worked as a Director of Washington Operations with Virgin Orbit from January 2020 to January 2021.
Virgin Orbit is a company that provides satellite launching services for small satellites, and whose ancestor is Virgin Galactic. The owner of Virgin Orbit is Virgin Group and Mubadala Investment Company.
Now from January 2021 to the Present Sirisha is working as Vice President of Government Affairs with Virgin Galactic.
Sirisha has been associated with America’s biggest and oldest Indo-American organization commonly named TANA (Telugu Association Of North-America).
The TANA (Telugu Association Of North-America) works for the need of North American Telugu Communication like their Educational needs, social, cultural, etc. If anyone wants to be a member of this Community then, follow up of some rules is a must. First, your age must be 18 years or above 18. Must provide at least 1 valid telephone number, and also an email address.
Also at present Sirisha is a member of the Young Professional Advisory Council at Purdue University (United States).
Sirisha Bandla Marriage Life/Husband
Sirisha Bandla schedules her marriage date for 22 May 2022, Sunday. Her future husband’s name is Sean. According to (seanandsirisha.wedding) the Various ceremony program is scheduled as
Reception and Ceremony – Paradise Cove at Lake Grapevine
3029 Midway Rd, Southlake, TX, 76092
Reception in Morning Time, and Lunch in the afternoon time, and also the Dinner & Dance schedule for evening time. The pre-wedding programs like Ladies Sangeet, Mehndi, etc are scheduled for the day before marriage (28 May 2022).
Sirisha Bandla Biography In Short
|Original Name||Sirisha Bandla|
|Nick Name||It Will be Updated as soon as possible|
|Age||34 (In 2021)|
|Birthplace||Tenali, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.|
|Father||Doctor Muralidhar Bandla|
|Siblings||It Will be Updated as soon as possible|
|Education/Qualification||Bachelor’s degree in Science (Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Aeronautical Engineering) from Purdue University (United States of America)MBA Degree from The George Washington University (United States of America).|
|Language||Sirisha Bandla Knowns two languages English and Telegu (As per Linkedin profile)|
|Profession||Astronaut – Vice President of Government Affairs at Virgin Galactic|
|Childhood hobbies||It Will be Updated as soon as possible|
|Hair Color||Also color Black|
|University||Purdue University (U.S) & The George Washington University (U.S)|
|Space||She has handled Various Tasks and also a part of different works as an astronaut like Vice President at Virgin Galactic (Government affairs) in 2021. Director of Washington Operations at Virgin Orbit in 2020 (Full time), and from 2017 to 2020 she has the manager of Business development and government affairs in Virgin Orbit. From 2015 to 2017 she has in Government affairs in Virgin Galactic.|
|Space Mission 2021||11th July 2021 the Unity22 Space Mission|
|Net Worth||Not known|
She said about this mission on her Twitter account that…
— Sirisha Bandla (@SirishaBandla) July 2, 2021
The Virgin Galactic shared this news Globally at Social Media handle…
Join us July 11th for our first fully crewed rocket powered test flight, and the beginning of a new space age.
The countdown begins. #Unity22
https://t.co/5UalYT7Hjb. @RichardBranson pic.twitter.com/ZL9xbCeWQX
— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) July 1, 2021
Four Indian-Origin’s Astronauts who have gone to Space?
- Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma is the First Indian Astronaut to fly to Space in Soyuz T-11 Mission. The Launch date of the Soyuz T-11 Mission was – 3 April 1984 & the Landing date was 2 October 1984. The Time spent by Rakesh Sharma in Space is 7 Days 21 Hours and 40 Minutes.
- NASA’s Astronaut & Aerospace Engineer Kalpana Chawla was the First Indian-Origin’s Woman to fly to Space first time, in Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87, and the second time, in Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-107. The time spent by Kalpana Chawla in Space is 31 Days 14 Hours and 54 Minutes, a total for both STS-87 & STS-107 Missions. But, in the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster (Flight STS-107), she died on 1 February 2003.
- NASA’s Indian-American Astronaut & U.S Navy Officer Sunita Williams is the third Indian-Original astronaut woman to fly to Space. She has been a part of many Space Missions like STS-114, STS-117- Expedition 14, Expedition 15, Soyuz TMA-05M- Expedition 32, Expedition 33, and also Boeing Starliner-1. The time spent by Sunita Williams in Space is 321 Days, 17 Hours, 15 Minutes. She was born in Euclid, Ohio, the United States on 19 September 1965. Her father’s name is Deepak Pandya, and he was an Indian-American Neuroanatomist & born in Jhulasan, Mehsana district, Gujarat, India.
- Sirisha Bandla (Scheduled Launch on 11 July 2021).
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions Sirisha Bandla
At what time does Sirisha Bandla go to space?
The launch time was of Virgin Galactic Unity22 Space Mission is 11 July 2021 at 15:04 UTC.
Sirisha bandla spends how much time in space?
Sirisha Bandla spends 1 Minute and 10 Seconds in Space.
When is Sirisha Bandla came back to Earth from spaceships?
She comes back on the same day as Launching.
How many languages can speak Sirisha Bandla?
According to Sirisha’s Linkedin account, she can speak in English and Telegu language.
Is Sirisha Bandla Married?
NO, she planned her wedding next year (Scheduled for 22 May 2022)
Is Sirisha Bandla is first Telugu-Origin woman to go Space?
Yes, she is the first woman to do so.
Who was the First Indian Woman to Travel In Space?
Kalpana Chawla in Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87 Mission, and also Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-107 Mission.
What Sirisha Bandla Said about Virgin Galactic’s Unity22 Mission 2021?
She said on her Twitter account that ” 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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