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Indian-American aerospace industry expert, AC Charania has been appointed as NASA’s new chief technologist

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  • Indian American aerospace expert AC Charania has been appointed by NASA as its Chief Technologist. He will serve as a principal advisor to NASA Chief Bill Nelson on technology policy and space programs.
  • AC Charania will replace Indian Origin Bhavya Lal. Bhavya Lal is the Associate Administrator of NASA.
  • AC Charania will serve as principal advisor to Administrator Bill Nelson.
  • Prior to joining NASA, he served as vice president of product strategy at Reliable Robotics, a firm that works to bring certified autonomous vehicles to commercial aviation.
  • In addition, he has worked on aerospace company Blue Origin’s Blue Moon Lunar Lander program and several technology initiatives with NASA.
  • In addition, Charania has also worked in strategy and business development for Space Tourism Company Virgin Galactic (now Virgin Orbit) LauncherOne Small Satellite Launch Vehicle program.
  • AC Charania holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University.

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