A crater on the moon was also named after him in his honour in Last month, ISRO launched its lunar mission with the Chandrayaan-2, in which the Vikram lander is scheduled to touch down on the lunar surface on September 7. Twitter calls it return gift from nature.
Today Google Doodle honoured him on his th birthday. Google Doodle celebrates Vikram Sarabhai's th birthday.
Some of the most well-known institutions established by Dr. Sarabhai are:.
Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad. Darpan Academy for Performing Arts, Ahmedabad along with his wife. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuramm. Varaiable Energy Cyclotron Project, Calcutta.
He successfully convinced the government of the importance of a space programme for a developing country like India after the Russian Sputnik launch. Sarabhai emphasized the importance of a space program in his quote:.
Homi Jehangir Bhabha, widely regarded as the father of India's nuclear science program, supported Dr. Sarabhai in setting up the first rocket launching station in India. This center was established at Thumba near Thiruvananthapuram on the coast of the Arabian Sea, primarily because of its proximity to the equator. Dr Sarabhai's commitment to science education led to the Community Science Centre in Ahmedabad, which now bears his name.
A crater on the moon was named in his honour in Earlier this summer ISRO launched the Chandrayaan-2 mission in hopes of making India the fourth country to land on the moon. The Vikram lander is scheduled to touch down on the lunar surface on September 7 this year. After early Diwali cheers for corporates, can India afford widening in fiscal deficit?