#SirishaBandla

.New Mexico, USA
Shirisha Bandla is part of billionaire Richard Branson's crew on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

  • Sirisha Bandla on Sunday became the third Indian-origin woman after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Wiliams to go to space
  • "I was trying to think about a better word than incredible but that is the only word that can come to my mind": Sirisha Bandla
  • "The whole trip to space and back is just amazing," she said

Houston, Jul 11 (PTI) Aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla on Sunday became the third Indian-American woman to fly into space when she joined British billionaire Richard Branson on Virgin ...

.Texas, USA
Sirisha Bandla will fly into space on July 11. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

  • Sirisha Bandla was born in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district
  • She will be the third Indian-origin woman to go to space with Sir Richard Branson
  • I am so incredibly honoured to be a part of the amazing crew of Unity22: Bandla

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sirisha Bandla, 34, was born in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district and brought up in Houston, Texas. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SirishaBandla)

  • Sirisha Bandla will be one of the 6 space travellers aboard VSS Unity of Virgin Galactic
  • Bandla is astronaut 004 on the VSS Unity and will be testing researcher experience
  • Bandla is the third Indian-origin woman, and the second India-born astronaut, to fly to space  

.New Mexico, USA
Sirisha Bandla is in the space crew of Richard Branson's mission that will take off on July 11. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ncbn)

  • Sirisha Bandla is the Vice President, Government Affairs and Research Operations at Virgin Galactic
  • Sirisha Bandla is the second Indian-origin woman after Kalpana Chawla to go to space
  • The astronaut number 4 on the crew, Sirisha Bandla was born in Andhra Pradesh