NASA chief visits Indian space organisation’s centre

NASA chief visits Indian space organisation’s centre

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Ahmedabad: Charles F. Bolden Jr., Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of United States, visited Space Applications Centre (SAC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at Ahmedabad recently. This is the first visit by Charles F. Bolden Jr. to any ISRO Centre after he took over as NASA Administrator in July 2009. Charles Bolden delivered a talk on ”NASA”s Space Programme” highlighting the current work at NASA as well as future plans to advance space exploration and reach new destinations such as an asteroid and Mars. In his talk, he made a special mention of NASA”s new asteroid initiative, which includes work to identify and characterise asteroids of all types and a mission to capture and redirect an asteroid into an orbit closer to Earth so that astronauts can visit it.

Source: Isro gov