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Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma is the first person in India who went to the space

1. Rakesh Sharma was born on January 13, 1949 in Patiala, Punjab.

2. In 1966 he joined the National Defense Academy for Air Force Training.

3. In the year 1970, Rakesh Sharma joined the Indian Air Force for Test Pilot

4.In 1971, he took the first flight from Russian jet to Mykonos to Gurevich

5. On September 20, 1982, selected for space travel to go into space

6. In 1984, he became the first person in India to go to space.

7. On 2 April 1984, Rakesh Sharma was launched in Soyuz T-11 along with two other Soviet space travelers.

8. India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked Rakesh Sharma what does India look like from above? Rakesh Sharma replied - "Everywhere from good".

9. Indian Government honored Ashok Chakra with Rakesh Sharma.

10. Became part of the Space Conference in ISRO in 2006

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