Manned mission no more a fantasy now

Forty four years after it began, 32 years after the country’s first satellite Aryabhatta was built and 27 years after it first put a satellite—Rohini RS1—into orbit indigenously, Indian space programme achieved yet another significant milestone on January 22, 2007. On that day, for the first time, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) brought an object in space, safely back to Earth.

The success of the Space Recovery Capsule Experiment (SRE-1) takes India one-step closer to its objective of playing a greater role in space exploration and more importantly, in the global satellite launch business.

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