Wg Cdr Rakesh Sharma is a former Indian Air Force pilot who flew aboard Soyuz T-11, launched on 2 April 1984, as part of the Interkosmos programme. Sharma is the first Indian citizen to travel in space. In this episode, he talks about his experiences and discusses various aspects relevant to the upcoming human spaceflight program by India.
In this episode, I intentionally choose not to ask questions around Sharma’s experience in selection, training or the flight but tried to have a conversation around India’s approach to human spaceflight itself. Hope you enjoy this episode.
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