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Sunday, December 08, 2013

Cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma, Indian Air Force [Video]

A freewheeling interview with India's only Space farer, till now.

Rakesh-Sharma-Ravish-Malhotra-Cosmonaut-Indiathey incorporated Yoga routines into their training regime, in preparation of their Space travel
Speaks about his early life, his selection, & subsequent training in the Soviet Union's Star City for his week-long stay aboard the Salyut-7, and some more. Very interesting. Comes across as one who is grounded, circumspect about his feat, knowing well the context of its occurrence - less Scientific, more Geo-political. This hush-hush mission, prior to the eventual announcement, was codenamed 'Project Pawan'. Carried with him, a Guitar too.
The Bartanian that the interviewer is, could not refrain himself from trying to goad Wing Commander Sharma with some unintelligent poverty porn query. Loved the way the good pilot hits it right out of the ground, with aplomb.

Early Days Of India's Space Programme - Professor UR Rao [Video]

One of the longest serving Chairman of ISRO reminisces about the fledgling days of India's forays into Space, & subsequently.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Ode To 3D-Printing - "Not Made In China"

So profound has been the impact of this additive form of manufacturing, continually finding new & innovative applications, that poems are now being penned about it.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Vikramaditya Test-Fires Its Protective Decoy System [Video]

One of the on-board passive systems with which the Indian Navy's newest Aircraft Carrier can, presently, protect itself.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Indian Navy Kamov Ka-28 Lands On An US Navy Warship

Inter-operability & co-operative engagements undertaken in the recently concluded bi-lateral Naval Exercises.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

....And Comes The Third One Home

Boeing sends the Indian Navy, its third P-8I 'Neptune' long-range maritime surveillance aircraft.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Robotic Critters For Indian Air Force Commandos

The Indian Air Force [IAF] to test the use of highly portable reconnaissance robots for its Special Forces [SF].

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

ISRO's Oceansat-2 Helped Predict Cyclone Haiyan

Utilising data collected from 1 of the satellite's payloads to determine the intensity of the calamity, providing advance warning.