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Nikkita Sardesai
Nikita Sardesai is a professional systems engineer working on modelling and simulations, Via Created digital

Long before a rocket can be launched into space, the proposed mission must be put through a series of complex models and simulations to ensure its success — and safety. Systems engineer Nikita Sardesai helps make this happen.

Sardesai didn’t set out to become an engineer. She has long been excited by space — a passion that was fuelled by watching American astronomer Carl Sagan documentaries when she was a teenager — and enrolled in a physics degree after finishing high school.

“I was looking at all my options and thinking about what I could do after I graduated, and I decided to just tack on engineering as well because it seemed a bit more practical,” she told create.

“It turns out I enjoyed the engineering piece way more than I expected. I fell in love with it.”

Studying different aspects of engineering at the University of Sydney opened up a whole new world for Sardesai, with each new subject “like being given a new tool and being shown how to use it”.

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