Sirisha Bandla | Life in pictures

Snapshots from the life of the 34-year-old aeronautical engineer who zoomed into space to 'explore the sky and stars'

Sirisha Bandla | Life in pictures
Sirisha Bandla (left) with her parents and sister (Courtesy: Instagram/Sirisha Bandla)

Sirisha Bandla, vice president of government affairs and research operations at Virgin Galactic, became the third woman of Indian origin — after NASA astronauts Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams — to zoom into space.

Here are some snapshots from the life of the 34-year-old aeronautical engineer with roots in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh: