Indian-American Bhavya Lal has been given a big responsibility in NASA. Bhavya has been appointed executive head of the US space agency. Bhavya Lal is a member of a review team on NASA’s transformation by newly elected US President Joe Biden and is investigating the transformation of the agency under the Biden administration.
Bhavya Lal has extensive experience in engineering and space technology, the US space agency NASA said in a statement. He has also been an active member of research at the Institute for Defense Analysis Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) from 2005 to 2020.
Bhabhya Lal is already involved with the US Space Agency through many programs. He has previously been an external council member of NASA’s prestigious Innovative Advanced Concepts Program and the NASA Advisory Council’s Technology, Innovation and Engineering Advisory Committee. He has also served on five committees of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAFIM), the most recent of which will be presented in 2021 on space nuclear propulsion technology.