Hrudayavani “Vani” Vellore is a senior Aerospace engineering major from Missouri City, Texas. Her research interests involve the various ways human physiology is altered by spaceflight and ways to simulate then mitigate these effects. She is currently working on her first publication, which is a literature review on the effects on the cardiovascular system caused by gravity dosing on parabolic flights.
Outside of the BHP lab, Vani is a member of the Thermal, Mechanisms and Structures Team for AggieSat6 at the AggieSat Laboratory where she conducts structural modeling and testing. She is also the president of the Texas A&M chapter of the Society of Women in Space Exploration.