Bringing in some positivity amidst this time of the pandemic is news from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The organization which has bought proud to the nation in the face of Chandrayaan, Mars Orbiter Mission, etc would now see its chief being conferred a prestigious award.
ISRO chief Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan would receive the Von Karman Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) for the year 2020. The award is the highest distinction of the IAA given annually to recognize outstanding lifetime achievements in any branch of Science.
The award is given based on a person’s achievements without any restriction of nationality, creed, caste or gender. The award was formed by Hungarian-American Mathematician Theodore von Kármán. He is known for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably the work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization.
The award would be given to the ISRO Chief next year that is in March 2021 at the IAA’s headquarter in Paris, France. Prior to K.Sivan, Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan and U.R. Rao are the other two recipients of this award.
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