‘They [husbands] may not be able to fully do what we can do at home, but if they support us at the time of need, if they understand and at least allow, that itself is huge. OSIRIS-REx Mission: What Do We Expect To Find on Asteroid Bennu? Reluctant to take the responsibility of project director of Chandrayaan 2 at first, Muthayya Vanitha finally came around after immense persuasion by M Annadurai -- the project director of Chandrayaan 1 -- who knew Vanitha was more than capable of doing a splendid job. The Rs 978-crore unmanned mission brought woman power to the fore as it was helmed by two woman scientists of the ISRO — Ritu Karidhal and Muthayya Vanitha, the Mission and Project directors respectively. But I feel women are capable of doing that… There were times when it was difficult to manage both home and office. Because if I am a proper mother, my own feelings will not allow me to do that. Later, I got more projects, which were all very challenging. She comes from a humble background from the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. In her 40s, Muthayya Vanitha has had a distinguished career within ISRO, and this latest Chandrayaan 2 mission is just another feather in her cap. According to the statement, Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft comprising orbiter, lander and rover, will be subjected to a series of orbit manoeuvres using its onboard propulsion system to take it to the vicinity of Moon over the next weeks with the rover soft landing planned on September 7. ‘God has created everyone equal, but due to pigeonholing—”Your work is this and only this”—they are not able to break out of their assigned gender roles. She was a Deputy Operations Director to India's Mars orbital mission, Mangalyaan. I am convinced that without the help of family and friends, it is not possible—for a woman at least—to cope with the increasing demands of the workplace.’. ‘ISRO provides a very positive atmosphere. Let's get to know more about the amazing Rocket Women of ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 mission, and salute their historic achievement! Chennai Super Kings' Belief In Shane Watson Surreal, But That's What MS Dhoni Is All About! Once, she found a job opening, and she applied for it. Besides her own passion, Ritu credits the senior scientists who expressed confidence and trust in her capabilities for her success. My husband took care of her. Ritu received ISRO’s Young Scientist award in 2007 for her work in mission planning and operations. But it’s not g…, With improved survival of critically ill patients thanks to expanded health care and more appropriate therapies, th…, ICYMI: The company, based in Hyderabad, last week received initial approval from Indian authorities to conduct late…, Science is great despite some of the wretched men who helped make it. ‘Not really. So a project director engineer skill plays a major role in the success of the project. Maharashtra has had 16.4 lakh cases and 43,00…, With a $200-million investment in place, the SII has already produced over 2 million doses of the vaccine candidate…, A UK study of 30,000 people showed that just 18% agreed to self-isolate when someone working for the country’s manu…, "A lot of people think that the detection I’ve made is water ice, which is not true. She was a Deputy Operations Director to India’s Mars orbital mission, Mangalyan now she known as a “ Rocket Woman” of India. Speaking about her work to an English portal, M Vanitha said that she can understand an individual's responsibility and contribution to the project and respect the role and input received from them. Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was successfully launched from the Sriharikota spaceport on Monday afternoon putting India onboard for yet another mission to the moon after being lauded for its previous moon mission Chandrayaan-1. IPL 2020: KL Rahul’s Record Century, Yuzvendra Chahal’s Clever Bowling Highlights Of Week 1, IPL 2020: Emergence Of The Team Psychologist And T20 Spinner, IPL 2020: Expect Run Outs, Batting Collapses And Run Freeze In Initial Matches In UAE, Woman Scribes' Rift Over Rhea Chakraborty Exposes TV-Print Divide. You get challenging work. Some women would not be allowed to stay back late in office, but my family understood the high pressure I was under. But if you work without the fear or assumption that others will stop you, or that you won’t be able to manage so much, if you break the internal glass ceiling first, those roles can change. Ritu's husband, Avinash, and her two children Aditya and Anisha, are her biggest supporters in her starry mission.
October 28, 2020