Monday, October 26, 2009

New head of ISRO praised by Nair

(PTI) Expressing confidence in the future of India's space program under ISRO new chief, K. Radhakrishnan, outgoing chairman G. Madhavan Nair says his successor will carry forward the agency's plans, including eventually a manned mission.

"He is a talented, highly competent scientist who brings with him the experience of having been with the Indian Space Research Organisation for 35 years. He will move our plans drawn up for the years 2020 through 2025," Nair told reporters with Radhakrishnan by his side.

Radhakrishnan, currently the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSE) in Thiruvananthapuram leaves to begin his new job as head of ISRO in Bangalore. Nair is now new chairman of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

According to MSN/India, Radhakrishnan is a "man who believes in the co-existence of spirituality and science," and "got his appointment letter in a very unusual manner. He received a fax when he was on a pilgrimage to the Sri Krishna temple in Guruvayoor.

"The letter was faxed to the temple office as Radhakrishnan was weighing himself against huge heap of bananas - a ritual that is famous in the temple.e new chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)" and Dr. Radhakrishnan is "not just an expert in avionics and space science, but also an avid fan and follower of kathakali, the Kerala style of traditional dance that praises the gods, the moon, the stars and the universe at large. He is also known for his knowledge in Carnatic music."

1 comment:

debanshu sahu said...

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