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Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, ISRO

Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai
Programme Director,  IRS and SSS
Project Director, Chandrayaan-1 and 2

 

" One who aims BIG , ISRO is the place "

 " My father has been  the most influential mentor since my childhood days "


Our team member, Vasantha Kumar, had an opportunity to talk to Dr. M Annadurai, one of the main person behind the successful execution of India's first interplanetary mission, Chandrayaan-1. In this interview, he discusses about range of topics  starting from giving a glimpse about his student life to professional life in ISRO after serving more than 30 years there.

We sincerely thank Dr. M Annadurai  for accepting our request and giving an opportunity for our audience to know more about him. We wish him all the best for the upcoming orbital insertion milestone for Mangalyaan in September, 2014. We sure that  the Mars mission will also be a grand success and one more feather to ISRO.

 

Prof. Jayant Murthy, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore

 Prof. Jayant Murthy
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore


It is good to have a mechanism in place to bring private money into
the research community which is missing now

We took a wrong turn back at the time of independence to support research echo system

ISS team had an opportunity to speak with India's eminent astrophysicist Prof. Jayant Murthy from Indian institute of astrophysics, Bangalore recently.  He discussed on range of topics related to research eco system, short-comings and his recommendations, on AstroSat launch delay, his experience with high-altitude balloon experiments and many other things. We were happy to listen to his honest and sincere feedback about our research echo-system and how it could improved to support the true researcher in India.  In this interview, he spoke to Vasantha Kumar from Indian Space Station.  We sincerely hope that  government seriously considers his feedback and work on implementing some of those.

 

Interview with First Indian Astronaut - Rakesh Sharma

" I hope the students choose wisely"
Rakesh Sharma
First Indian Astronaut - A Hero for Many

 

" I would like ISRO to lead an initiative to garner support for collaborative space exploration efforts as the human race readies itself to colonise the Moon, Mars and beyond "

 

Our team member, Vasanth Kumar, had a privilege to talk to India's first astronaut to know his opinion on diverse topics relevant to student community and  to Indian space program. India will also be celebrating its 30th anniversary of the important event wherein an Indian astronaut was launched into space.

We express our sincere gratitude for accepting  our invitation and speaking to us.

 

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