Tag: Space Mission

Manmohan Singh: Nation’s development product of technological prowess

Manmohan Singh1 150x150 Manmohan Singh: Nations development product of technological prowessA nation’s development is a product of its technological prowess, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday after the launch of ISRO’s 100th mission.

“Questions are sometimes asked about whether a poor country like India can afford a space programme and whether the funds spent on space exploration, albeit modest, could be better utilised elsewhere. Read more

ISRO’s 100th mission a milestone: PM Manmohan Singh

ISROs 100th Space Mission 150x150 ISROs 100th mission a milestone: PM Manmohan SinghPrime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday described ISRO’s 100th space mission as “a milestone” following the successful launch of its rocket carrying two foreign satellites.

ISRO’s 100th space mission “is a milestone in our nation’s space capability”, Manmohan Singh said after the launch at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here.

He congratulated scientists and engineers of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Read more

Sunita Williams takes off on second space mission

Sunita Williams 150x150 Sunita Williams takes off on second space missionAccording to latest reports, the Indo-American Sunita Williams has today taken off her second space odyssey. Earlier, Sunita Williams had lived and worked in the International Space Station [ISS] for six months in 2006.

As per the statement released by NASA, it said, “The spacecraft carrying the 46-year-old Williams blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8.10 am today with Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.” Read more

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