Moon Shot | Episode 3 | India: Team Indus

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Deepana Gandhi dreamed of a career in math/science, but she grew up in rural India where women aren’t typically afforded the same opportunities as men. After struggling to find a job, Deepana eventually landed at Indus in Bangalore, where she works on the equations necessary for navigating to the moon.
Episode Three of Moon Shot, a documentary from Academy Award®-winning director Orlando von Einsiedel, Executive Producer J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, Epic Digital Google and XPRIZE ( The Google Lunar XPRIZE is the largest prize competition of all time with a reward of $30 million and aims to incentivize entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable access to the Moon and beyond, while inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers.

This character-driven, emotional, awe-inspiring series of 9 short films will follow a selection of the teams currently racing to complete their missions. It will explore the lives of their charismatic, quirky members, the sacrifices they have made to get to where they are today, and crucially, what drives them on this incredible journey.

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Orlando von Einsiedel

Executive Producer
J.J. Abrams

Joshua Davis
Lindsey Weber
Joshuah Bearman
Andrew Lee

Jon Drever
Becca Perry
Ben Rosenblatt

Story Producer
Steven Leckart

Line Producer
Adam Mitchenall

Director of Photography
Franklin Dow

Katie Bryer
Andy Cardy
Rebecca Valente
Nathan Orloff

Patrick Jonsson

Production Managers
Sunny Dimitriadou
Elena Andreicheva
Josie Wicks

Camera Assistants
Will Hadley
Jamie Ackroyd
Naomi Hancock

Sound Recordist
Sara Lima

Assistant Editors
Youssef Bouhassis
Ailene Roberts
Laura Creecy

Post-Production Management
Amelia Franklin
Philip Hoang

Sal Sciortino

Juan Ignacio Cabrera

Conform Artist
Peter Amies

Sound Re-Recording Mixers
Lindsey Alvarez
Craig Henighan

Production Services
Grain Media

Visual Effects
Kelvin Optical, Inc.

Google Brand Marketing
Michael Tabtabai
Cameron Luby
Yasemin Denari Southworth
Ben Quesnel
Matt Hirst

Production Support
Mike Silver
Cory Bennett Lewis
Josh Tate
Morgan Dameron
Amir Mojarradi
Eboni Price
Kristofer Cross

Special Thanks
Team Indus
Chanda Gonzales-Mowrer
David Locke
Charles Scott
Robby Stambler
Matt Evans
Jesse Goldsmith
Chrysta Burton
Ali Lowndes
Diane Coote
Richard Jephcote
Nick Rowley
Alice Martineau
Kelly Vicars
Harry Spitzer
Natalie So
Jean-Pierre Harrison
Sabi Choudhury
Deepana Gandhi
Rahul Narayan
Sheelika Ravishankar

Additional footage provided by:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Arizona State University
Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center
Projection and Design Club, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh

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  1. #Respect It is right in india most of the girls have no ambitions. But its not mean they don't equal opportunity.. most of like to be doctor or software engineer or other 9 to 5 office job but a few have adventures Passion. i think this the same around the world but we have biger ration.

  2. I am proud of you but there is something missing you telling a lie that girls has no authority in india.You have inspired by kalpna chawla and saying that girls have no authority of anything.India has changed.girl and boy both are equal in this why are you saying the entire world that india has missing….