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10 Things You Didn't Know About Jasleen Kaur Josan

We all know Jasleen is the first Sikh woman who has been selected by NASA to go to Mars. Here's a list of 10 things you probably didn't know about her.

You make us proud Jasleen!

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She was a mentor at American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and Research Scientist at NASA.

She was a mentor at American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and Research Scientist at NASA.
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Josan is part of the two-way NASA Orion mission which is set to happen in 2030.

Josan is part of the two-way NASA Orion mission which is set to happen in 2030.
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After Kalpana Chawla, Jasleen Kaur Josan will become the 2nd Indian Women and first Sikh women to go to Mars.

After Kalpana Chawla, Jasleen Kaur Josan will become the 2nd Indian Women and first Sikh women to go to Mars.
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Currently, she is pursuing an integrated degree of master and Ph.D in space science from the University of Alabama.

Currently, she is pursuing an integrated degree of master and Ph.D in space science from the University of Alabama.
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Josan was born in Kurukshetra, Haryana in India.

Josan was born in Kurukshetra, Haryana in India.
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She was part of a team that secured the second position in NASA’s second annual human exploration rover challenge.

She was part of a team that secured the second position in NASA’s second annual human exploration rover challenge.
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Out of eight, five members belonged to India and Jasleen was the main pilot of the buggy.

Out of eight, five members belonged to India and Jasleen was the main pilot of the buggy.
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She was inspired by Kalpana Chawla to become an astronaut

She was inspired by Kalpana Chawla to become an astronaut
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Josan won first prize for presenting a paper on “Mathematical Application in Aerospace for Safety Measures” at ASSE.

Josan won first prize for presenting a paper on “Mathematical Application in Aerospace for Safety Measures” at ASSE.
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She completed her B Tech in Aeronautical Engineering from Chennai, India.

She completed her B Tech in Aeronautical Engineering from Chennai, India.