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Seeing Earth from space is so life-changing: Sirisha Bandla


Indian-American astronaut Sirisha Bandla says it was an incredible” and a “life-changing” experience to see the Earth from space during her maiden trip on Virgin Galactic’s first fully-crewed suborbital test flight and hopes the price tag for space travel will come down in future. Bandla, a 34-year-old aeronautical engineer on Sunday joined British billionaire...

Space tourism gets a billionaire buzz


Space flight of Branson or Bezos this month will last a scant handful of minutes, but suborbital space may usher in a new era of spaceflight and space flyers alike. By Space.com For perhaps the first time, the humans inside a spacecraft will — in a strict financial sense — be worth more than the vehicle itself, as...

Indian American Sirisha Bandla to fly to space with Virgin’s Richard Branson


As Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson announced his first trip to space just ahead of Amazon's Jeff Bezos, the billionaire will be accompanied by an Indian onboard. Sirisha Bandla, vice president of government affairs and research operations for the company, will be among the five passengers hopping on the trip with Branson. Hailing from Guntur in...