Space Expo,’ an exhibition on how space applications have influenced the common man, will begin at the Kanakakkunnu Palace, Organised by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) units in the city to mark World Space Week 2015 (WSW) celebrations.
The World Space Week celebrations, jointly organised by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, and the ISRO Inertial Systems Unit, were inaugurated here on Thursday.
Main guests were K.M. Chandrasekhar, Vice Chairman, Kerala State Planning Board, and G. Sajan, Deputy Director (Programmes), Doordarshan.
The celebrations would make the common man sensitive of the fruits of the ISRO’s accomplishments in communications, telemedicine, tele-education, and many more science missions, said Mr. Chandrasekhar.
India’s tryst with space technology began in the early sixties when the first sounding rocket lifted off from Thumba. It will be on till October 10, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) said.
Programmes related to space will be shown on the VICTERS channel from October 4 to 10.