India’s first private Space Science Museum opened in Hyderabad
India’s first private Space Science Museum has opened in Hyderabad to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Birla Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute (BACRI). It is a collaborative effort between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the B M Birla Science Centre. The ISRO on its part is providing some 65 models of various spacecrafts, satellites and rockets of varying sizes. This museum exhibits scale models of Indian Launch vehicles GSLV Mark III, GSLV Mark II and PSLV, Chandrayaan-1, Mars Orbiter spacecraft, APPLE, Aryabhata, Bhaskara, Rohini RS-1 and a model of the International Space Station (ISS). Presently, 24 exhibits are on display to encourage young minds to explore Space Science and Technology.
Topics: Chandrayaan programme • Chandrayaan-1 • Indian Space Research Organisation • K. Radhakrishnan • Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre • Malayali people • Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle • Satish Dhawan Space Centre • Science and technology in India • Space programme of India • Spacecraft • Spaceflight