28th October 2018 was truly a Super Sunday for FIPHK and its members as FIPHK playedhost to astalwart of the Indian Space Research Organisation – Padmashri Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai.
- The INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION (ISRO) stunned the world by launching104 satellites in a single mission in the Feb 2017. A quote from the Washington Post noted “The launch was another success for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which is rapidly gaining reputation globally for its effective yet low-cost missions.
- ISRO has already pulled off successful low-cost missions to the moon (CHANDRYAAN) in 2008 and in 2014
- India achieved an incredible feat in the space technology field. In its maiden attempt, India became the first Asian nation to reach the Mars Orbit and the first nation in the World to do so in the first attempt.
And one man played a key role in all 3 projects Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai – An Indian aerospace engineer who has held a number of posts in his 36-year career with ISRO he oversaw the design, development and testing aspects of the CHANRYAAN- 2 mission, that apart, he was also the mission director of Chandrayaan -1 mission, having successfully overseen its launch in 2008.
The audience was spellbound as Dr.Mylswamy weaved through the magic of ISRO and revealed some amazing charts and graphs that brought to life the precision and the extreme engineering that the team of ISRO engineers achieved in every mission.
His humble beginnings and the burden of early responsibility as the elder sibling was a lesson to all in inspiration, passion, and perseverance. The audience was filled with a new found respect for Dr.Mylswamy as he gave the FIPHK members a glimpse of his childhood and humbly soaked up all the accolades on his achievements.
Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai revealed his fun side during a rapid-fire question and answer session. On being asked the question “which movie star would he like to see play Dr.Mylswamy on the Silver Screen?” his answer was immediate and vociferous – Rajnikanth, said the Moon Man !!!
It indeed was an honor and a pleasure to host India’s Moon Man on behalf of FIPHK.