Transported on a Bicycle, Launched from a Church

It was 56 years ago, on November 21, 1963, that a small rocket took off from Thumba on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, announcing the birth of the modern space age in India. The sleepy palm-fringed village soon came to be known as Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Station (TERLS) and later became Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre […]


Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai

Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (born on August 12, 1919) was a prominent scientist of India. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai’s name cannot be separated from India’s space program. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai was born on 12 August 1919 in Ahmedabad into a prosperous Jain family. During his childhood, important people from all walks of life used to visit his ancestral home in Ahmedabad, “The Retreat”. This had […]