Dr Vikram Sarabhai is considered to be the father of Indian Space Programme. He had a vision of making India venture into space and play a meaningful role in developing technologies. Ever since 1980, India had managed to make a mark by developing its own satellite.
Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, also referred to as India’s “Satellite Man” breathed his last owing to illness.
India’s premier space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is an entity that makes every Indian’s heart swell with pride. The much revered space agency has single-handedly catapulted the country to the space age and ushered in an era when the Indian space program is held in high regard even in the developed countries.
The same year when the USA had sent the first man on the moon and the revolutionary Apollo moon mission had been done and dusted with, a quiet little revolution was taking place in our very own India.