Sirisha Bandla is an American aeronautical specialist and space explorer of Indian beginning. She is the third Indian-beginning lady to fly into space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams. She became one of the space explorers when VSS Unity of Virgin Galactic took off to space on July 11, 2021, from New Mexico.

Sirisha Bandla was brought into the world in 1987 (age 34 years; starting around 2021) in the Guntur area of Andhra Pradesh, India. She experienced childhood in Houston, Texas.

Sirisha Bandla’s young life picture
Sirisha Bandla’s young life picture (outrageous left)

She sought after a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, US (2006-2011). From that point, she sought after a MBA from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., US (2012-2015). [1] Sirisha was definitive in her viewpoints since youth not entirely set in stone to accomplish them. Bandla was interested about flying from an extremely youthful age and took her most memorable flying experience alone when she was four years of age. Discussing it in a meeting, her granddad said,

At four years old, she traveled solo to the US where her folks and more established sister resided. However the individual who went with her was known to us, he was an alien to her. She was not terrified to fly alone. She was invigorated.”

He further said,

We don’t have the foggiest idea how she got keen on airplane, stars, and skies. It has been in her since youth. Anything that she has accomplished today is voluntarily and her folks gave her full opportunity to seek after her fantasy. She has demonstrated her greatness and adapted to the situation.”

Actual Appearance
Level (approx.): 5′ 7″

Weight (approx.): 50 Kg

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Black

Sirisha Bandla

Guardians and Siblings
Sirisha Bandla is the girl of B Muralidhar and Anuradha. Both her folks work for the US government. Her senior sister, Pratyusha Bandla, is an organic science specialist in the US.

Sirisha Bandla and her dad
Sirisha Bandla and her dad

Sirisha Bandla with her mom and sister
Sirisha Bandla with her mom and sister

Sirisha Bandla and her sister
Sirisha Bandla and her sister

Different Relatives
Sirisha’s fatherly granddad, Bandla Ragaiah, is a previous head researcher and teacher at Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University, Hyderabad.

Sirisha Bandla’s fatherly granddad
Sirisha Bandla’s fatherly granddad

Her maternal granddad, Venkat Narasiah, is a resigned Chemistry teacher, who lives in Tenali in Guntur region of Andhra Pradesh.

Sirisha is involved with a man named Sean Hu.

Sirisha Bandla and her beau
Sirisha Bandla and her beau

Sean proposed Sirisha in May 2019, and Bandla joyfully acknowledged the proposition.

Sirisha Bandla with Sean Hu
Sirisha Bandla with Sean Hu

Sirisha began her vocation as a Design, Test, and Analysis Co-administrator at ATA Engineering. She worked there for close to three years and afterward joined L-3 Communications Integrated Systems as a Mechanical Engineer. In 2012, she turned into the Associate Director in the space strategy division of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF), a modern relationship of spaceflight organizations.

Sirisha Bandla presenting with the XCOR X-Racer
Sirisha Bandla presenting with the XCOR X-Racer

Sirisha joined Virgin Galatic (British-American spaceflight organization) as a Government Affairs official in July 2015.

Virgin Galatic office
Virgin Galatic office

She was elevated to Business Development and Government Affairs Manager in 2017 in the association. From there on, she filled in as a Business Development and Government Affairs Manager and Director of Washington Operations at Virgin Orbit. In 2021, she turned into the Vice President of Government Affairs o the Virgin Group.

Sirisha Bandla with the Unity 22 practice run group
Sirisha Bandla with the Unity 22 practice run group

Starting around 2021, Sirisha likewise fills in as an individual from the top managerial staff of the American Astronautical Society and Future Space Leaders Foundation.

Sirisha Bandla’s storeroom
Sirisha Bandla’s storeroom

Third Indian-Origin Woman to Fly into Space
On July 11, 2021, the Indian-beginning aeronautical designer Sirisha Bandla flew into space when she joined British tycoon Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic’s most memorable completely run suborbital dry run from New Mexico, making her the third Indian-beginning lady to fly into space. Following an hour and a half postponement because of terrible climate, the space plane took off for the 90 minute mission above New Mexico. A couple of days before the flight, Bandla shared her energy to fly into space. She said,

I am so staggeringly regarded to be a piece of the astounding group of #Unity22, and to be a piece of an organization whose mission is to make space accessible to all.”

In the wake of finishing the excursion, Ms. Bandla said,

I’m somewhat still up there yet (I’m) so happy to be here. I was attempting to consider a preferred word over extraordinary however that is the main word that strikes a chord… Seeing the perspective on Earth is so groundbreaking… The entire outing to space and back is simply astounding.”

Sirisha Bandla glances through the window at Earth in no gravity on board Virgin Galactic’s traveler rocket plane VSS Unity in the wake of arriving at the edge of room on July 11, 2021
Sirisha Bandla peers through the window at Earth in no gravity on board Virgin Galactic’s traveler rocket plane VSS Unity in the wake of arriving at the edge of room on July 11, 2021

Most loved Things
Food: Pizza
Dessert(s): Vanilla Ice-cream, Homemade Candy
Drink: Tea
Space traveler: Neil Armstrong
Sport: Golf
Sirisha is in many cases spotted drinking liquor on different events.
Sirisha Bandla partaking in her suppers
She cherishes voyaging and doing experience sports in her relaxation time.
Bandla follows a non-veggie lover diet. [2]
She is conversant in two dialects English and Telugu.
Starting around 2021, Bandla lives in Washington D.C.
Sirisha is an enthusiastic creature darling and has a pet feline.
Sirisha Bandla with her pet feline
Sirisha Bandla with her pet feline

During a meeting, her granddad uncovered that Sirisha frequently visited NASA during her family’s visit in Houston. He said,
She was so keen on flying an airplane that even after she was unable to come to NASA because of a condition in her visual perception, she sought after advanced education in a similar field. For those like her, she has done recordings on YouTube — ‘examples from Bandla Sirisha’ on the most proficient method to get into the Space business.”

Sirisha was a functioning and intrepid kid. Discussing Sirisha in a meeting, her fatherly granddad said,
At the point when I used to return home late around evening time, I used to deter her from venturing out. Yet, she would constantly tell me not to stress and that she could deal with herself.”

In a meeting, sharing the insights regarding her life as a youngster, her maternal granddad said,
In any event, during a power cut when different offspring of her age would be frightened of the pitch obscurity around, she was not one of them.”

Previous Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu praised Sirisha on her accomplishment through his Twitter handle. He likewise shared two pictures-a performance image of Sirisha and one highlighting every one of the six individuals from the group on his Twitter handle. He tweeted,
Indian-beginning ladies keep on breaking the so-called unattainable rank and demonstrate their backbone. On July eleventh, Sirisha Bandla with Telugu attaches is set to travel to space on board VSS Unity with Richard Branson and the group denoting the beginning of the new space age, doing right by all Indians!”

Bandla is firmly connected with the Telugu Association of North America (TANA), one of the most established and greatest Indo-American associations in North America.


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