7. Kriti Faujdar – computer scientist who works at the Master Control Facility, keeping satellites in their proper orbits
Kriti Faujdar is a part of the team that monitors the satellites and the other missions continuously. She is the person that makes the corrections if something goes wrong.
Her work shifts are erratic too. On some days she has a day shift and on some, it is from dusk to dawn. She is unfazed by this because she loves her job.
She wants to pursue MTech in the future to be a better scientist for ISRO in the future.
8. Tessy Thomas – the missile woman of India who headed the Agni IV and Agni V mission
Tessy Thomas technically works for the DRDO and not ISRO, but she deserves to be on this list. We could not leave her out.
It is her hard work and dedication that has brought India close to becoming a member of the exclusive club of countries with ICBMs (Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles). Because of her achievements, she is fondly called ‘Agniputri’ by the media.
Today, there are more than 16,000 women working for ISRO and the number is growing every day. It is easy to imagine ISRO completely comprised of men because all 7 heads have been men.
But the fact is that thousands of women work hard for our premier space agency.
For these women, even sky is not a limit.