Friday, January 2, 2009

You really think so ...

I am not here to give the comparative figures on how much govt has spent on poverty eradication till date and how much the same has gone for the space programs here. Nor am i gonna take any policy decision on our poverty eradicators and critique that... the point i am making is why??

Why would you question the amount spent on space programs arguing that something thrown away in space vacuum which we not gonna see the material results for?

... nor am i gonna glorify our space mission to have achieved with so little in hand...

poverty is relative but hunger is not... so when some person dies of hunger we know we have problem at hand... similarly strong space program is relative but a launch of Chandrayaan is not... so when we have a Chandrayaan I in stable orbit around the moon we have a amazing success at hand...

This success is accumulation of the years hard work, planning and minor successes... money is just a small part... govt didn't spend enough money to buy a space technology from Russia and have our yaan sent across for the sake of Indian flag on Chandra. If that flag is up there it is because the these scientists at ISRO had the mettle and determination to do that. It is in true sense symbolic of success these guys have had over the years and please don't spoil the glory...

few good links -
http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/jun102004/1489.pdf
http://chandrayaan-indianmissiontomoon.blogspot.com
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