The story of India’s first astronaut Rakesh Sharma, know how he created history by going to Space
On April 3, 1984, India’s first Astronaut Rakesh Sharma created history by going to space, Our former Indian Air Force Pilot Rakesh Sharma turned the First Indian Citizen to travel into space. Our former Indian Air Force Pilot Rakesh Sharma turned the first Indian citizen to travel into space.
He was chosen as a cosmonaut for a space mission launched jointly by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Soviet Intercosmos space programme. Indian Astronaut made a History, The story of India’s first astronaut Rakesh Sharma, knows how he created history by going to Space.
37 years ago, Rakesh Sharma became the first Indian to enter the space. This day was the most important day for Indian astronomy. However, India got this opportunity with the cooperation of Russia. But this achievement inspired India to be self-reliant. Only after this did the country rapidly develop indigenous resources and achieved many important milestones.
India has Everything Today
Today India has powerful rockets of its own to reach the moon and Mars. Not only this, the Indian Space Research Organization is carrying out huge commercial missions today. In 2017, it also set a world record by launching 104 satellites simultaneously through PSLV. At the same time, Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan Mission of India have attracted the eyes of the whole world.
It was not easy to be an Astronaut
However, some people do not mention the contribution of Rakesh Sharma in the development of the Indian Space Research Organization. But it is also true that it was Rakesh Sharma, because of which today we are talking about sending humans into space. Rakesh Sharma had to go through many tough exams before becoming an astronaut. Thereafter, he underwent several tests at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore. Once he was locked in a room for 72 hours. He was then given rigorous training for nearly two years at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Moscow.
Two Pilots from India were selected for Training
Explain that Rakesh Malhotra along with Rakesh Sharma was also selected for the last training. Both were pilots of the Indian Air Force. This was done because an astronaut has to stay on standby. Rakesh Sharma was then selected as the astronaut in the final. Sharma flew space with Soviet rocket Soyuz-T-11. The rocket was launched from the Baikanur cosmotrom.
Significantly, after this visit, India conferred the Ashok Chakra to Rakesh Sharma. At the same time, Russia also gave him the title of ‘Hero of Soviet Union’. Sharma spent seven days 21 hours and 40 minutes at the Salyut space station.