Sirisha Bandla is a Indian-American space traveler, Astronaut, Aeronautical Engineer, Scientist and also Vice President, Government Affairs and Research Operations at Virgin Galactic. She is the second Indian born woman who go into space visit after Kalpana Chawla and 4th Indian woman who explore the space.
She is one of the six space travelers who go into space on 11th July 2021. She is on the fourth place out of 6 of the crew members for Unity 22 and first woman in crew members. Check all the details below about Sirisha Bandla Wiki, Age, Height, Caste, Education, Husband, Family, Biography & More.
Sirisha Bandla born in 1987 and she is 34 years old (As in 2021). Her birthplace is Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Her nickname is Sirisha.
Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Her religion is Hinduism. Her mother tongue is Hindi. Her nationality is Indian, and American. Her hometown is Houston, Texas, USA.
When she was 5 years old her parents moved to United States. So, Sirisha take all the education from United States. She did her schooling completed from local schools of Houston, United States. After completed secondary education, she did Aeronautical engineering from Purdue University of United States.
Thereafter, she completed Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University of United States.
Height (approx): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx): 65 Kg
Hair Colour: Light Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Skin Colour: Fair
Family & Husband
She was born into high rich caste family of Andhra Pradesh. Her family members is well educated.
Her grandfather Ragaiah Bandla is a Agriculture Scientist. Her father Dr. Muralidhar Bandla is a Scientist, currently Senior Executive work at US Embassy of India and mother Anuradha Bandla, housewife.
Her sibling brother Ganesh Bandla.
No further information disclosed by Sirisha about her family on social media and internet sources. She is unmarried but according to media sources she is engaged with fiance Sean Hoo.
And she share her engagement news on her social media account on 2nd May, 2019.
So, in future Sean Hoo is the husband of Sirisha.
At the age of 5, she moved to Houston with her parents and grew up here. She started her career after her aeronautical engineering completed. She worked as an Aerospace Engineer in Houston, Texas, USA. She is a hardworker since her childhood, and daydreaming her future as a Astronaut.
She worked at the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) and designed many components for advanced aircraft at L-3 Communications in Greenville, Texas. Thereafter, she working at Virgin Galactic company as an Aerospace engineer.
From 2015, she is currently working with the Government Affairs and Business Development Wing of ‘Virgin Galactic’ and its subsidiary company ‘Virgin Orbit’. Her major contribution is to supported LauncherOne and SpaceShipTwo programs successfully.
In 2021, she get a opportunity to go into the space with the Unity22 team of six members on 11th July 2021; which boosts her career growth as a Astronaut. She was a taking care of the researcher experience on the Unity22 Mission.
Sirisha Bandla tweeted and said after getting opportunity to go into space as Astronaut.
I am so incredibly honored to be a part of the amazing crew of #Unity22, and to be a part of a company whose mission is to make space available to all.
Social Handles of Sirisha Bandla
Amazing Facts of Sirisha Bandla
- She is a dog and cat lover.
- She is mostly often drink coffee when she was working.
- She is mostly eating fast food like Pizza, French fries, and Burger.
- Her favorite hobby is to listen music, travelling to beautiful destinations and reading books.
- Since childhood, she was interested in Mathematics subject.
- Since childhood, her dream is to go into the space and wanted to be the part of big Space company.
- Her favorite pastime is playing the cello.
- She is mostly spotted in night parties.
- She is drinking alcohol in parties.
- During her high school days, she often participated in school debate competitions.
- She is the second Indian origin woman and fourth Indian origin person to fly into space on 11th July 2021 from New Mexico.
- She loves winter season.
- She is one of six space travelers aboard ‘VSS Unity’ of Unity22 Mission team with Virgin Galactic billionaire founder Richard Branson.
- Her grandfather Bandla Ragaiah is an agricultural scientist and resident of Janapadu village in Piduguralla Guntur district.
- She was honoured by Telugu Association of North America (TANA) with TANA Youth Star Award in 2014 for achieving the great milestones.
- On 3rd July 2021, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu tweeted for Sirisha Bangla with her two photographs and said:
Indian-origin women continue to break the proverbial glass ceiling and prove their mettle. On July 11th, @SirishaBandla with Telugu roots is set to fly to space aboard VSS Unity with @RichardBranson and the team marking the dawn of the new space age, making all Indians proud!