On the New Year, American Space Agency NASA has the distinction of reaching the farthest point in space. NASA’s spacecraft ‘New Horizons’ has crossed the known boundaries of the solar system till January 2019. An Indian scientist has played an important role in making this campaign a success. Let’s know who is this scientist and what their role was during the campaign.
The name of this astronaut who is honoring India is Shyam Bhaskaran, who is from Mumbai. Shyam is part of NASA’s Floybay Mission, who passed the unknown object in space on the new year near the Ultima Thule. Ultima Thule is the object located at the farthest distance in space.
Shyam Bhaskaran’s responsibility
This NASA spacecraft is gathering information about how the Earth’s atmosphere was formed. Navy’s command is being handled by Shyam Bhaskaran of Indian origin to take NASA’s New Horizons out of the known boundaries of space. New Horizon was launched from Earth in January 2006. Shyam Bhaskaran was born in 1963 in Matunga, Mumbai. After this, he went to America in 1968. Bhaskaran’s father also used to work at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center.
Indian astronauts in NASA
Before Shyam Bhaskaran, the Indian American space agency, including Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, has established herself in NASA. These Indian astronauts and scientists have played an important role in NASA’s many successful campaigns.
Spacecraft is 6.4 billion km away
According to the American John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the New Horizons Yan is currently about 6.4 billion kilometers away from Earth. Scientists believe that in the vast and extremely cold area ahead of the eight principal planets of space, the secret is hidden that how our solar family came into existence 4.5 billion years ago. How the Sun and other objects come into being To explore this, scientists in the space mission of NASA made the goal of reaching the distant object Ultima Thule in space. After reaching there, the space shuttle will examine the area of ??19 to 35 kilometers.
The first video is about 10 hours
It took more than 10 hours to get the first video of Ultima Thule from New Horizons Spacecraft. It was told that it was taking longer than six hours to reach the signal to the spacecraft at such a distance. After this, the signal response takes more than six hours. In such a scenario, it took more than 10 hours to get the first video from SpaceCraft.