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Who is Dr. Swati Mohan?

Dr. Swati Mohan
Dr. Swati Mohan

Dr. Swati Mohan, who emigrated from India to the US, is NASA’s Mars 2020 Guidance, Navigation, & Control Operations Lead and in charge of Perseverance rover’s landing on Mars

She earned her B.S from Cornell University in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT in aeronautics

Mohan, who successfully spearheaded the development of attitude control and the landing system for the rover, was among the team of scientists behind the historic mission