Old Cottonian Aerospace Scientist’s story
In the field of space flight, there are many sayings, such as, One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind and Sky Is “Not” the Limit.
My journey led me from a small mountain town, following the steps of my brother, to the gates of Bishop Cotton School, Shimla in 1993 when I joined 2nd grade. Over the years, through sweat and tears, from the Trinity Chapel to The Irwin Hall, from science to arts, stage to music, every path I traversed — I learned, absorbed, and applied myself to the best of my abilities. These abilities were guised as teachings and blessings from my many teachers who I forever will be grateful to as they play a huge part in who I am, what I am, and where I am today.
As an aerospace engineer research scientist, and a professor in space flight, I have come across numerous challenges ranging from meeting NASA mission deadlines to seeing a mission get canceled or failed, to also being a part of one of the most successful missions to the Moon. One commonality — built strong, built a Cottonian — built to be resilient.
Dr Rohan Sood, Associate Professor, https://eng.ua.edu/eng-directory/dr-rohan-sood/
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, The University of Alabama, USA