Choice between Physics and Biology propels Swati to NASA

Chennai, Jul 29 (PTI):
It was the choice between physics and biology that had made all the difference to Indian-born Dr Swati Mohan to pursue her passion in space science at NASA. Swati, who was part of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission, said her decision to opt to study physics in high school helped to pursue her passion at NASA.
“Physics was easy and biology didnt come naturally to me the internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) gave me the opportunities to learn and explore,” the guidance, navigation and control systems engineering group supervisor of NASA’s JPL, said. She was speaking at the launch of the #DiasporaDiplomacy held under the aegis of the US Consulate General in Chennai. US Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin inaugurated the virtual series. From enrolling in space camp at NASA to selecting a school to taking up internships, Swati said she was drawn to exploring and learning about other places in the solar system.

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