facts you don’t know about ISRO
Most of the ISRO employees are ordinary Indians. Most of them did not attend an Ivy League University. Most of them have not graduated from the IITs or the NITs. Most of them do not even have a doctorate. Many of them are from middle class families. Some are even from poor households.
I have personally worked under the person responsible for creating ISRO’s supercomputer, thehoused at VSSC. He has a BSc degree in Mathematics. That’s it. No B.Tech, No M.Tech, No PhD, No Post Doc. I have a degree from IIST, a reputed national university. But I’m awestruck at the depth of his intellect.
I asked him how he was able to achieve so much in his career and rise to the highest of ranks. His answer was simple, “Perseverance”.
The success of PSLVs, GSLVs, Chandrayaan, Mangalyaan etc that most Indians see on their television screens has been made possible by the consistent hard work of many such individuals.
Ordinary people with extraordinary dedication.
Credit goes to: Sujit Menon
10 facts you don’t know about ISRO:
- ISRO was formed on Independence day, 1969 by Dr.Vikram Sarabhai.
- SLV-3 was India’s first indigenous satellite launch vehicle and A.P.J. Abdum Kalam Ji was the director of the project.
- ISRO’s expenditure in the last 40 years = Half of NASA’s single year budget.
- ISRO’s budget is only 0.34 per cent of the central government expenditure at present and 0.08 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
- ISRO also developedBhuvan, a web-based 3D satellite imagery tool which is the Indian incarnation of Google Earth.
- ISRO has 13 centers spread all across India.
- ISRO’s Mars mission is the cheapest so far, just 450 crore i.e Rs 12 per km, equivalent to Auto fare.
- INDIA (ISRO) is the only one country who has reached to the MARS in his FIRST attempt!
- ISRO is credited for having the most number of bachelors in any Scientific organization.
- ISRO is one of the six space agencies in the world with the capability to build and launch satellites from its own soil.