National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lall, who joined Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) two weeks back, is reporting directly to the Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani. His brief is to stand up the new venture, which will focus on technologies like advanced material sciences and advanced communications technologies, that are likely to have a bouquet of applications in the homeland security, aerospace and defense sectors.
StratPost managed a conversation with the Chief Scientist for the International Space Station program at NASA, Dr. Julie Robinson, just before the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center, who explained the range of work being done on the ISS and how that work would continue despite the imminent end of the space shuttle program this year.
Boeing Defense, Space and Security has offered India crucial human support systems for the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) planned manned mission to space in 2015. The systems on offer include a Launch Escape System, Vehicle Monitoring System and Abort Trigger, Life Support System, Environmental Controlling System and systems for CO2 (Carbon dioxide) removal and humidity control.