Sirisha Bandla flies to Space along with Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson

She became the third woman of Indian origin to travel to space


Virgin Galactic’s Vice President of government affairs and research operations becomes the third woman of Indian origin to fly to space. She became the successor of Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams after the successful space mission of the company. 

The business tycoon Richard Branson, along with five members including Bandla, went to the edge of space aboard the Galactic Unity 22 spacecraft. The mission was successful ignoring minor technical glitches. After the touchdown, the crew members were seen celebrating their successful journey to space.

Sirisha Bandla with roots in India has her grandfather’s home in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. In an interview with The Indian Express, her grandfather told that Bandla had a dream of exploring the stars and sky from a very young age. She has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace aeronautical engineering from Purdue University after which she did her Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University.