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Sirisha Bandla Joins Opening Astronaut Panel

Updated: Apr 10, 2023

The Space Education Summit team is thrilled to announce that Sirisha Bandla will join us as part of the Astronaut Panel for our opening session on April 21, 2023! You can register for free now.


Sirisha Bandla is an Indian-American aeronautical engineer and the Vice President of Government Affairs and Research Operations for Virgin Galactic. Sirisha flew on the Virgin Galactic Unity 22 mission with Richard Branson, becoming the second India-born woman to go to space!


We look forward to hearing about Sirisha’s own spaceflight experience - and we can’t wait to hear her advice for educators and students preparing for the growing space economy.



A FREE ONLINE event, the Space Education Summit features an opening panel with astronauts, four concurrent sessions in multiple strands, and a closing capstone session. Hosted by the Human Space Program, the summit focuses on helping more people experience the Overview Effect, benefit from it here on Earth, and become engaged in preparing for humanity’s rapidly approaching multi-planet future. See past sessions and hightlights on our YouTube Channel.


The event is produced in partnership with ARES Learning, EarthScape VR, Ignited Thinkers, and Celestial Citizen.


Learn more about the ARES Learning approach in the book Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity's Multi-Planet Future by our co-founder Dr. Mark Wagner, and explore a complete Space Education Curriculum developed for high schools - it's a free and open education resource available to students, teachers, and enthusiasts everywhere.


Educators, sign up for online professional development based on the book and curriculum. And be sure to register for the FREE online Space Education Summit on April 21, 2023.





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