Dr. Anita Sengupta

Senior Vice President, Virgin Hyperloop One

Dr. Sengupta is an aerospace engineer and veteran of the space program, where she worked for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for over 15 years. Her NASA engineering projects included her PhD research on developing the ion propulsion system for the Dawn Mission (currently in the main asteroid belt), the supersonic parachute that landed the Curiosity rover on Mars, and the Cold Atom Laboratory an atomic physics facility for the International Space Station. She has now shifted her focus back to Earth as an associate professor in Astronautics where she is leading cutting edge engineering developments in high tech mobility solutions including electric airplanes, supersonic flight, and the hyperloop.

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