Mumbai man to steer Nasa’s historic flyby:- Shyam Bhaskaran of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was born in 1963 in a clinic in Matunga. He said that compared to the flyby of Pluto on July 14, 2015, Altima Thul, about six billion km away from Pluto, was easy because there was no object around.
Proud Moment for India | Mumbai man to steer Nasa’s historic flyby
Los Angeles: NASA has achieved new success in space with the help of India. Under NASA’s Historical Flyby Mission, on January 1, the unknown object passed through the possession of Ultima Thule. Ultima Thule is the highest distance object in our solar system. The special thing is that Shyam Bhaskaran of Mumbai became a special part of this historic flyby mission. New Horizon was released from Earth on January 2006.
Bhaskaran also played a role in navigating this flyby mission. Let us know that Shyam Bhaskaran works in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He was born in 1963 in Matunga, Mumbai. Bhaskaran has navigated NASA’s many missions before this. Tell us that the light on the Ultima Thule is so light and it is so far away that scientists have no idea of its size and shape at the moment. But by going to New Horizon now, many secrets can get curtain because he will also send some of his photographs. Prior to the mission, Bhaskaran had said that if compared to Pluto’s flyby on July 14, 2015, it would be easy because there are no big things around it.
On the challenges in the mission, Bhaskaran had said that this is not easy because before that NASA did not go to anything that was not only about information and which is so small and full of darkness. Bhaskaran said that finding the Ultima Thule was itself a challenge. According to the information, on January 1, New Horizon Spacruckt flew about 3,500 kilometers from Altima Thule. Earlier, Bhaskaran had spoken to the Navigation team on Sunday morning that all the work was going on well. Bhaskaran had told that he still remembers his days when he lived in Kelinworth, on the Peddar Road in Mumbai. Mumbai man to steer Nasa’s historic flyby.
At that place, there was a department of atomic energy. His father used to work in Bhabha Atomic Research Center. In 1968, Bhaskaran left India and shifted to the US. Meanwhile, in 1981, he came back to Mumbai to meet his relatives. Then he had found that Mumbai has changed quite a lot. Recalling that moment, Bhaskaran had said, ‘I saw that Mumbai was a big city. There the crowd had increased a lot. Yes, I would go there again.’