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Who is Sanjal Gavande, Maharashtra-born woman part of Jeff Bezos’ rocket Blue Origin

Who is Sanjal Gavande, Maharashtra-born woman part of Jeff Bezos’ rocket Blue Origin

Science & environment
New Delhi: Sanjal Gavande, India-born woman is one of the brains behind Jeff Bezos' space rocket Blue Origin's 'New Shephard' that will take a suborbital sightseeing trip on July 20. The 30-year-old engineer from Maharashtra, Sanjal Gavande, is one of the engineers who helped build Jeff Bezos’ space rocket. "I am really happy that my childhood dream is about to come true. I am proud to be a part of Team Blue Origin," she told Times of India. Gavande had applied for the position of space engineer at NASA but was rejected citing citizenship issues. However, she later joined Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin as a systems engineer at the beginning of April this year. She is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Mumbai. She shifted to the US in 2011 to pursue her master’s degree i...
Jeff Bezos ‘not very nervous,’ says he is ‘excited, curious’ about inaugural Blue Origin spaceflight today

Jeff Bezos ‘not very nervous,’ says he is ‘excited, curious’ about inaugural Blue Origin spaceflight today

Science & environment
New Delhi: American billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos said on Monday (July 19) he is excited and curious but not very nervous on the eve of taking part in his company Blue Origin`s inaugural suborbital flight alongside the oldest and youngest people ever bound for space. The world`s richest person and three crewmates are due to fly from a desert site in West Texas on an 11-minute trip to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin`s New Shepard, a 60-foot-tall (18.3 meters) and fully autonomous rocket-and-capsule combo. The flight represents an important milestone in the establishment of the space tourism industry.Bezos did a round of televised interviews ahead of the launch, set for around 8 a.m. CDT (6:30 p IST) from Blue Origin`s Launch Site One facility some 20 miles (32 km) outside ...