In a proud moment, Sirisha Bandla becomes the second Indian born girl to go to space. Sirisha will be one of the six space travellers aboard ‘VSS Unity’ of Virgin Galactic, scheduled to blast off to space on July 11 from New Mexico.
Sirisha was born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh and was brought up in Houston, USA. She is the second Indian woman after Kalpana Chawla and fourth Indian to go to space. Sirisha shared her joy saying”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.”
Congratulatory messages started pouring in from all quarters and Mega Star Chiranjeevi showered praises on her. Chiranjeevi posted “Glorious feat for
first Telugu girl to literally reach for the Stars! Proud moments for the parents, Telugus & all Indians! Congratulations & Wishing your mission a great success!!#Unity22 “