Amit Kshatriya, an Indian-American engineer, has been appointed as the head of NASA’s newly-established Moon to Mars program. This program aims to establish a long-term presence on the Moon and eventually send humans to Mars. Kshatriya has extensive experience in software and robotics and has worked on several high-profile projects, including NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the program and ensuring that NASA stays on track to achieve its goals. Kshatriya’s appointment highlights NASA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and the organization’s recognition of the important role that immigrants play in advancing scientific research.
Today: December 9, 2023