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Gurbir
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posted 11-03-2013 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gurbir   Click Here to Email Gurbir     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I met up with Rakesh Sharma in India earlier this year. He is the only Indian national with first hand spaceflight experience of 8 days aboard Salyut 7 in 1984.

The half hour interview about his mission. A two minute trailer for the above and summary of other Indian space program posts in the pipeline.

..and I didn't mention the Mars mission even once.

Philip
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posted 11-05-2013 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing... 1984-2014 anniversary project.

Gurbir
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posted 12-06-2013 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gurbir   Click Here to Email Gurbir     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some more blog posts associated with space and India. Recorded in India earlier this year.

Summary below - available here.

Episode 64 - Bangalore Astronomical Society. Probably the most productive amateur astronomical society in India with a huge presence online and thus an international footprint.

Episode 65 - Professor UR Rao. A look back at the contribution of former ISRO chairman who was originally recruited in to the Indian Space program by Vikram Sarabhai. Whilst working at NASA in the early 1960s, a cosmic ray scientist Rao worked on several Pioneer and Explore spacecraft. Rao was in Dallas waiting to meet Kennedy on that fateful day...

Episode 66 - Interview with director at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre originally known as Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Station. TERLS was the site of India's first rocket launch in to space on 21st November 1963.

Philip
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posted 12-18-2013 02:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See also the British Interplanetary Society's Spaceflight magazine, January 2014 issue.

Gurbir
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posted 12-20-2013 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gurbir   Click Here to Email Gurbir     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the note Philip.

For those of you who have access to Spaceflight, please note that the three pictures (bottom p26 and both on p27) should not be credited to me but RIA Novosti.

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