Who is Athira Preetha Rani?

Athira Preetha Rani,24, is a Thiruvananthapuram native who has

been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

(NASA) for their astronaut training programme. 

The duration of this training programme will be 3 to 5 years.

after completing her training, she will accompany NASA's crew to space.

If Athira Preetha Rani Successfully completes the training programme

and goes to space then she will become the third Indian Woman to

and goes to space then she will become the third Indian Woman to

fly the space after Kalpana Chawala and Sunita Williams. 

fly the space after Kalpana Chawala and Sunita Williams. 

fly the space after Kalpana Chawala and Sunita Williams. 

and Space Administration (NASA), The Canadian Space Agency

and The National Research Council
of Canada.

This Training programme is jointly run by the National Aeronautics 

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