Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO Chairman S Somnath along with other senior scientists inaugurated the Human Space Flight Expo at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru to commemorate the Azadi ki Amrit Mahotsav. ISRO is embarking on its maiden unmanned mission Gaganyaan soon and the exhibition showcased the crew module, GSLV Mark III human-rated launch vehicle and crew escape systems.
About the expo:
- The expo, which will be open to the public from Friday to Sunday, is in collaboration with the planetarium and the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE).
- The expo features a number of exhibits, including scaled models of various Indian satellites and launch vehicles as well as a scaled model of the proposed India Space Station. The expo also includes an interactive model of the Gaganyaan, the first Indian crewed spacecraft, which is slated to launch soon.
- As part of the programme, two unmanned missions this year and one manned mission by next year is envisaged. The three days exhibition in the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium will also have talks by ISRO scientists and film shows.