Woman of Indian descent leads world’s leading space event

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The woman of Indian descent who led the Perseverance rover that successfully landed on Mars.

US space agency NASA has landed its Perseverance rover in the equator of Mars. This machine with six wheels will be able to dig holes in the rocks of Mars for the next two years and search for evidence that creatures have lived there before. It is believed that there was a large lake billions of years ago in the Jesero area on Mars. It is therefore said that the creatures may have lived in that area. The rover immediately after its landing sent two low-resolution images.

Swati Mohan, a woman of Indian descent, has been instrumental in leading the project. She has been responsible for everything from getting the Mars 2020 spacecraft on the right track to landing the rover. She immigrated to the United States from India when she was a child.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering from Cornell University. She then holds a Masters and a Doctorate in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. Swati, who wanted to be a pediatrician until she was 16,  aspired to become an astronaut. She was interested in discovering many new areas of space as she appeared in the science fiction television series Star Trek when she was 9 years old. Swati, who joined the physics class at the age of 18, has a growing interest in space and is currently in charge of the world’s leading space event.

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