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Rakesh Sharma on space exploration and technology

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

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Friday 26 April 2019
Rakesh Sharma
Wing Commander (retired) Rakesh Sharma in conversation with Down To Earth. Photo: Srikant Chaudhary Wing Commander (retired) Rakesh Sharma in conversation with Down To Earth. Photo: Srikant Chaudhary

Earth’s resources not infinite, so space exploration natural

Rakesh Sharma with Russia's Yury Malyshev and Gennady Strekalov went to space on the Soyuz T-11. Photo: YoutubeHere 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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