A Day before we have got news about Dr. Shawna Padya that she will be third women Astronaut of Indian origin as she is going to space in 2018. She is a neurosurgeon, an international Taekwondo Champion, an Opera Singer. But now Dr. Shawna Pandya has clarified something shocking on her recent Facebook post. She has clarified about her association with NASA and Canadian Space Center. Just a day before all of us was comparing her with Kalpana Chawla and Sunita William and today we have got this Facebook post which is very confusing.
In this Facebook post, Shawna is clarifying about her work and qualification. Dr. Pandya refuses on the reports of going to space and says there is no new announcements or selections regarding her work as the astronaut with the projects of PHEnOM and PoSSUM project. She clears the misunderstanding by saying she is a crew member in both the projects.
Her post also says that her work is different from the work of Canadian Space Agency and NASA, Shawna has previously detained with NASA Johnson Space center, she has no longer affiliation with the organization, and all the recent news is rumors.
She is explaining that the Canadian Space Agency astronaut selection is ongoing and will be finalized in this year and she is not a part of the selection. She is not a neurosurgeon, nor an opera singer and she has a medical license in general practice.