Wednesday, July 12, 2006

GSLV-FO2

The story of GSLV-FO2's crash got buried somewhere between the headbutt heard around the world and the latest tragedy in Mumbai.

It may be a setback but India's rocket scientists deserve praise. They've done a, uh, stellar job for the last 3 decades and with the Chandrayan mission (sadly, an unmanned mission) barely a year away, they ought to receive more encouragement.

Indian Express has an interview with ISRO's Chairman, G. Madhavan Nair.

The Scientific Indian, a blog I should be reading more often, has a post from 2004 on India's "moonshot".

And here's something really interesting: a history of Indian space program that starts not with Dr. Sarabhai, but with Tipu Sultan!

2 comments:

Hiren said...

Interesting facts but life in space does not remain as fascinating as it normally is when life on earth gets so horrible(Mumbai blasts)

Tabula Rasa said...

*very* cool history!