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 Who was the first chairman of ISRO? 
1. Udupi Ramachandra Rao 
2. Satish Dhawan
3. Vikram Sarabhai
4. M.G.K. Menon

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Vikram Sarabhai

The correct answer is Vikram Sarabhai.

  • Vikram Sarabhai was the first chairman of ISRO.
    • ISRO was formed by Vikram Sarabhai in the year 1969. 
    • Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was an Indian physicist and astronomer who initiated space research and helped develop nuclear power in India.
    • He was honored with Padma Bhushan in 1966 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1972.
    • He is internationally regarded as the Father of the Indian Space Program.

  • India decided to go to space when Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was set up by the Government of India in 1962.
  • ISRO then embarked on its mission to provide the Nation space-based services and to develop the technologies to achieve the same independently.
  • ISRO has become one of the six largest space agencies in the world. 
  • ISRO develops and delivers application specific satellite products and tools to the Nation: broadcasts, communications, weather forecasts, disaster management tools, Geographic Information Systems, cartography, navigation, telemedicine, dedicated distance education satellites being some of them.

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