India and the US could jointly explore Mars and, who knows, an Indian astronaut could also head to the Red planet on a joint mission. India Maiden mission to red planets manglyaan has opened the eyes of the world on ISRO’s capabilities at undertaking low cost, high value inter-planetary mission.
Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory or JPL Charles Elachi a part of NASA and an institution better known for piloting most of the American planetary exploration efforts with rovers like Curiosity, says India and the US could jointly explore Mars and even invited India to send astronauts to the Red Planet.
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN Mission (MAVEN) mission and India through its Mars Orbiter Mission are sharing data.
- NASA looking at a mission using electric propulsion, which is a major advancement in technology, to capture an asteroid and bring it back to lunar orbit so that astronauts can go and do more deeper exploration.
- ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation
So lets do:
- Who is the Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL?
- Who is the present chairman of ISRO?
- Where is ISRO headquater?