Sanjal Gavande, Maharashtra-born woman part of Jeff Bezos’ rocket Blue Origin
Sanjal Gavande is one of the minds behind Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin’s space rocket ‘New Shephard,’ which will take a suborbital tourist flight on July 20.
Sanjal Gav ande, a 30-year-old woman from Maharashtra’s Kalyan, has hit the headlines as a member of Blue Origin’s technical team that built the sub – orbital space rocket New Shephard.
It will take billionaire Jeff Bezos and three others, including her, to space.
Sanjal Gavande, a systems engineer with the commercial spaceflight company, graduated from the University of Mumbai with a mechanical engineering degree.
She relocated to the United States in 2011 to complete her master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University.
Sanjal Gavande, a commercial pilot, sought for a job as a space engineer at NASA but was denied owing to citizenship issues.
She did, however, subsequently join Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin as a systems engineer in early April of this year.
Jeff Bezos is poised to soar into space in Blue Origin’s first crewed mission.
The debut of New Shephard will take place on July 20 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (1300 GMT).
The explosion will take place from Launch Site One, a remote site in the west Texas desert some 25 miles (40 kilometres) north of the closest town, Van Horn.
Furthermore, Sirisha Bandla, a 34-year-old aeronautical engineer, will become the third Indian-origin woman to go into space when she participates in Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic’s first fully manned flight test on Sunday.