An Indian-American Anita Sengupta hailing from West Bengal will lead the virgin hyperloop one project. An aerospace engineer, and a graduated in aerospace and mechanical engineering from Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern Califonia, has worked on NASA’s physics experiment that created the coldest spot in the universe. The celebrated employee at NASA, Sengupta worked there as a lead systems engineer on a team that introduced the supersonic parachute system that was used when the Mars Laboratory Curiosity landed.
The aerospace engineer has worked in the Jet Propulsion department at Caltech University as the project manager of Cold Atom laboratory. She was approached for the position of Senior Vice President of Systems Engineering at Virgin Hyperloop One.
Following in the footsteps of my fellow Bengali scientist, Satyendra Bose, the mission I led and developed for NASA before @HyperloopOne launched this past week #coldatomlab @timesofindia @USAndKolkata https://t.co/piGv8SPXal
— Dr. Anita Sengupta (@Doctor_Astro) May 22, 2018
Virgin Hyperloop One is a company that is on a mission to create a fast and effortless journey in order to eliminate the long hours and distance barriers. Founded in 2014, the company has introduced a new mode of transportation that will move people quickly, safely and direct from one origin to the other. The system will start operating from 2021.