ISRO Launches India’s First Indigenous Reusable Space Shuttle
May 23, 2016
It’s a day of pride for the people of India as their first homemade spacecraft has been successfully launched, marking it as the first Indian-made space shuttle.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which is the party behind the successful launch has called the project ‘The Reusable Launch Vehicle or (RLV)’ The launch took place from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
This is considered a very significant step not only for the people of India but also for the rest of world, as it’s supposed to bring down the cost of production in space projects, according to ISRO’s chairman Kiran Kumar.
The launch is considered an early step in a series of tests aimed towards creating a practical reusable rocket, which is expected to reach its final developmental version within the next 10-15 years, according to the times of India.