.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Washington: President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Washington. AP/PTI(AP03_02_2021_000002B)

  • The US President has appointed at least 55 Indian-Americans in his administration to key leadership positions
  • Indian-Americans are taking over the US, Biden said, adding, "You (Swati Mohan), my Vice President (Kamala Harris), my speech writer (Vinay Reddy)"
  • Biden was interacting virtually with NASA scientists, who were involved in the virtual landing of Perseverance at Mars

.Houston, TX, USA
Dr Swati Mohan led NASA's Perseverance rover's landing on Mars. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@CornellEng)

  • Dr Swati Mohan immigrated to the United States at the age of one
  • She has watched the sci-fi show 'Star Trek' from the age of nine and wanted to explore space ever since
  • She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Cornell University