NASA’s Mars Mission 2030 will be origination of a new life, says Jasleen Josan, an Indian astronomer, who is part of this future mission. Jasleen, who hails from Haryana, currently works as a research scientist and main investigator of NASA’s Mars Mission 2030.
Jasleen, 24, the lone Indian astronomer to be involved in the NASA’s Mars Mission 2030, has shared thrown some light on the mission.
“Making it to Mars’ may look and sound easy, but living the actual tasks makes you experience a number of hurdles and numerous challenges including both visible and invisible concerns”, Jasleen said while interacting with the students of Ashram Public School, Kakinda.
She told students that India’s first woman astronomer Kalpana Chawla has been a source of inspiration for her.
“I also belong to a small village Ekta Vihar, Kurukshetra in Haryana. It is the also the birthplace of India’s first woman astronomer Kalpana Chawla,” she said.
“Since childhood, Kalpana Chawla has always been the source of motivation for me and following her footstep, I also now have dedicated myself entirely to the space science,” she added.
Jasleen is also among the youngest astronomers selected by NASA for the Mars mission 2030.
“During my academic career, I go the opportunity to join the Space training program at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. Even after successfully completing the training, I had to go through multiple examinations including both physical and intellectual tests make the way to NASA’s Mars Mission. As thousands of competitors from all over the world were there to get a break for Mars Mission, NASA had made the selection process to world-class level,” said Jasleen.