|Former chair of Indian Space Research Organization to visit UND|
Professor U. R. Rao, former chair of the Indian Space Research Organization, will visit UND Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, and will deliver three public lectures. On Monday, Aug. 28, he will present "Indian Space Program, An Overview"; Wednesday, Aug. 30, will be "Communication Revolution in India Through Space"; and Thursday, Aug. 31, is "Space Technology for Poverty Alleviation and Management of Natural Resources." All lectures will be in the Clifford Hall Auditorium at 4 p.m. All are welcome.
Dr. Rao will also meet with students for an informal open discussion from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in 220 Clifford Hall.
He is a well-known space scientist, recently ranked by Space News magazine among the top 10 international personalities who have made a difference in civil, commerce and military space in the world since 1989. He was also the president of United Nations Conference on the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space (UNISPACE-III) held in Vienna in July 1999. During Prof. Rao's chairmanship of the Indian Space Research Organization, India witnessed major developments in launch vehicles, communication and remote sensing satellites and in the utilization of space technology for the country's development. He is currently the chairman of India's physical research laboratories, chancellor of Ambetkar University and a board member of Reserve Bank of India.
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