The world witnessed the historic event of NASA’s rover ‘Persavarins’ landing on the surface of Mars last night and everyone is appreciating Indian-American scientist Swati Mohan’s contribution behind it.
Swati is the scientist who led the direction and control campaign of the ‘Mars 2020’ mission.She reached America from India at the age of one.As ‘Purvarins’ landed on the surface of the red planet, Swati jumped happily and said, ‘The rover has landed successfully.’He says that direction and control operations are the ‘eyes-ears’ of spacecraft.Growing up in Northern Virginia and Washington DC, Swati graduated from Cornell University in mechanical and space technology and then did an MS and PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Swati says that her interest in space was born when she saw the TV show ‘Star Trek’ at the age of nine.Swati’s contribution to NASA’s Mars mission is being praised worldwide today.
NASA’s six-wheeled rover will bring rocks from Mars that can answer these questions whether there was ever life on the redplanet.Scientists believe that if there had ever been life on Mars, it would have been three to four billion years ago, when water flowed on the planet.Scientists hope that the rover can get an answer to a main question related to philosophy, theology and space science.
‘Perseverance’ is the largest rover ever sent by NASA. This is the ninth Mars mission of the US Space Agency since the 1970s.