Indian-Origin Amit Kshatriya To lead NASA’s Space Whiz Moon To Mars
Amit Kshatriya will be responsible for programme planning and implementation for human missions to the Moon and Mars.
Everyone, hold on to your space helmets because the first director of NASA’s Moon to Mars program has just been named: a talented software and robotics engineer of Indian descent.
As per the statement from the space agency, Amit Kshatriya is prepared to lead the way toward a permanent lunar presence and humanity’s next great leap to the Red Planet.
According to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, “The Moon to Mars Program Office will assist NASA’s plan to carry out our audacious missions to the Moon and put the first humans on Mars.”
The “golden age of exploration” is currently under progress, and the opening of this new office will assist NASA in effectively creating the long-term lunar presence required to get ready for the next great human spaceflight to Mars.
With over 25 years of expertise in the aerospace sector and numerous awards, Kshatriya is now facing his most difficult challenge.
In order to get ready for manned flights to Mars, he serves as the first director of the Moon to Mars program and is in charge of everything from hardware development to risk management.
But Kshatriya is not just any space fanatic; he is proud to be of Indian descent.
Mr Kshatriya holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin. He was born in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
He started working as a software engineer, robotics engineer, and spacecraft operator in the space program in 2003. He is currently paving the way for a brand-new age of scientific investigation and discovery.