Shawna Pandya is one of the two candidates shortlisted for the Citizen Science Astronaut Program and she may get to fly to space along with eight other astronauts shortly. Canadian born Shawna has roots in Mumbai. For her space has been a fascination since her childhood days.
She is a general physician and a surgical trainee by profession. She has always been the kind of woman to reach for the stars.She is very optimistic about being the third Indian woman to fly to space after Sunita Williams and Kalpana Chawla.She knows that even though it sounds very interesting, she is well aware of the risks involved. We at Ritz wish her all the very best.