Sanjal Gavande, Engineer from Kalyan behind Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space flight
Sanjal Gavande, a 30-year-old woman from Maharashtra's Kalyan, has made headlines as part of the engineering team that constructed Blue Origin's suborbital space rocket New Shephard. It will transport billionaire Jeff Bezos and three people, including her, to space. Sanjal Gavande, a systems engineer with the commercial spaceflight firm, has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Mumbai. In 2011, she moved to the United States to pursue her master's degree in mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University.
Sanjal Gavande, a commercial pilot, applied for a position as a space engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), but was turned down due to citizenship problems.