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  • Rs 85L Space Gallery comes up in Bengaluru

    Former ISRO Chairman K Kasturirangan and incumbent  A S Kiran Kumar at the gallery

    Former ISRO Chairman K Kasturirangan and incumbent A S Kiran Kumar at the gallery

    It is located in Visveswaraya Industrial Technology Museum

    A Space Technology Gallery set up in an area on 700 square meters at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) will be an added attraction for visitors.

    The gallery, the first of its kind in the country, will give a glimpse of space technology, especially India’s space programme. From Aryabhata, India’s first satellite, up to the indigenous shuttle, the air breathing Scramjet engine, till the yet to be launched solar mission Aditya, the gallery has an impressive interactive display showcasing the variety of satellites developed by ISRO.

    Inaugurated on Tuesday by ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar, the gallery, set up at a cost of Rs 85 lakh, brings the various facets of space technology in an easy to comprehend way through several interactive and impressive exhibits. There is an interactive display of India’s most popular and successful space programmes – the Chandrayaan-1 and Mars Orbiter Mission.

    Also on display is a peep into the life of Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to go into space, along with a glimpse of the life and works of Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Willams, two Indian-origin women astronauts. Food items like space idli mission developed by the Mysuru-based Defence Food Research Laboratory and which will be consumed by Vyomanauts during India’s human space endeavour are also on display.

    Visitors, especially students, can catch a glimpse of how ISRO carries out its launch from its spaceport in Sriharikota as there is a spectacular exhibit of both the launch pads that demonstrates how a rocket is used to launch satellites.

    The mission control room explains the way rockets and satellites are controlled and tracked. Major milestones in space technology starting from the Mysorean Rocket to Voyager, which has now reached interstellar regions in outer space, find a place in the gallery. At the satellite imagery station, one can explore images taken by satellites like the glaciers of the Himalayas, Bengaluru Metro Station and many more by waving one’s hand on air.

    source: / Bangalore Mirror / Home> Bangalore> Others / by Bangalore Mirror Bureau / November 29th, 2017

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