U.R. Rao, Pioneer of India’s Space Program, Dies at 85

Mr. Rao helped India propel its first satellites into space, providing television signals and weather forecasting data to the most rural parts of the country.

from NYT > World https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/11/world/asia/ur-rao-dead-india-space-program.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
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