Bengaluru: It is an India-born Suhasini Iyer who is overseeing rocket stage of NASA’s ambitious project to send a spacecraft to the moon. 

She hails from Coimbatore and has been associated with the project for the last 2 years. 

"It has been nearly 50 years since we last stepped on the moon We are getting ready to take humans back to the moon and beyond, to Mars," Subashini Iyer told ToI.

"My role involves overseeing any support that Nasa needs once the core stage is built and handed over to Nasa," Subashini Iyer said.

More on Suhasini Iyer: 

As the launch integrated product team lead with Boeing, Iyer is engaged with the component of the Artemis I which will take Orion into space — the Space Launch System (SLS) — whose core stage arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in late April, as reported by Times of India. 

Iyer was one of the first women to graduate in mechanical engineering in her college, VLB Janakiammal College, in 1992. Now, she leads a diverse team of mechanical and electrical engineers.