Friday , April 19 2024

Dr. Shawna Pandya Is The Third Indian Woman Going To The Space

Update: The original article contained information that was based on previous media reports. However, post the clarification by Dr Shawna Pandya, we have edited the article to match the facts. The inconvenience is regretted.

Shawna Pandya made a public announcement on her Facebook profile correcting the mismatched credentials that were attributed to her.

What do you call a woman who is an astronaut, a doctor, a published author, an international Taekwondo champion, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur , a model, and a lot more? You might think of an adjective, but let me call her Shawna Pandya!

Born in Canada, 32-year-old Shawna will follow the footsteps of Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, as she is gearing up for two space missions in 2018. Out of a talent pool of 3200 dexterous brains, Shawna was one of the two finalists who made it for this mission.

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