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Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Father of India's Space Program: Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai Acknowledged for Vision

Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (12 August 1919-31 December 1971) was an Indian physicist. The establishment of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was one of his greatest achievements. Dr. Sarabhai successfully convinced the Indian government of the importance of a space program for a developing country like India after the Soviet Sputnik launch in 1957.

India today has one of the stronger emerging space programs with a strong remote sensing satellite capability, including a developing lunar and human space efforts.

1 comment:

Padmanabh K. Joshi said...

As an Archivist of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, I would like that you correct the date of his death which was 30-12-1971 and not 31-12-1971. Kindly correct the same.
Dr Padmanabh K. Joshi
Nehru Foundation for Development
Thaltej Tekra
AHMEDABAD - 380015