‘ISRO working on aspects of manned mission’

‘Pride of India Expo’ showcases cutting-edge technologies

January 04, 2015 01:18 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:21 pm IST - MUMBAI:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on developing technology for manned space mission, Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former head of ISRO, said during a public interview here on Saturday. He was interviewed by senior space scientist Pramod Kale at the 102nd Indian Science Congress inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Mumbai University.

He said ISRO was working on various aspects of a manned mission such as minimising failure rate, developing an escape system, providing environment and life support system for the crew.

Meanwhile, as a part of the Indian Science Congress, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a mega science and technology exhibition at the city’s MMRDA ground at Bandra-Kurla Complex.

The exhibition named ‘Pride of India Expo’ showcases the cutting edge technologies, leading scientific products and services, path-breaking research and development initiatives, schemes and achievements of India’s leading public and private sectors, government departments, research labs and educational institutions, a press release by the Press Information Bureau said.

The exhibition will be open from January 4 to January 7.

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