Wing Commander (retired) Rakesh Sharma recently completed 35 years of being the first Indian to have ever set foot in space. He talked to Down To Earth about the exhilarating moment, space exploration, humans as multi-planetary species, ISRO’s plan to send a humanoid to space and weaponisation of space in a four-part series
Earth’s resources not infinite, so space exploration natural
Here is the first part in which he speaks of his journey to space and humans looking for an alternate habitation in space
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