A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Indeed Incredible India!
In 1963 Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its first rocket from Thumba Equatorial Launching Station.
The station had a single launch pad in the midst of coconut plantations. A local Catholic Church the St Mary Magadelene's Church served as the main office for the scientists. The bishop's house was converted into a workshop. A Cattle shed became the laboratory in which young Indian scientists like Abdul Kalam Azad worked and the rocket was transported to lift-off pad ON A BICYCLE. The second rocket, which was launched sometime later, was a little bigger and heavier and it was transported in a bullock cart for the lift off.
Over the next 12 years, India built and launched more than 350 sounding rockets.
Years later, today, the same ISRO has grown:
3 ISRO achievements that made Indians proud!