This book attempts to showcase India’s capabilities in rocketry developed over the past 45 years (1963-2003). Starting from scratch, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) painstakingly mastered this technology in a remarkably short time. The book explains the complex technological developments in the field for the lay person. It also records historical events and provides biographical sketches of legendry personalities like Bhabha, Sarabhai, Dhawan and Brahm Prakash highlighting their contributions to building modern India.
Salient features:Transcripts of interviews with key personnel; Evocative photographs that chart the progress of the rocketry programme; Extracts from biographical articles; Comprehensive name and subject indexes