Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) in Thiruvananthapuram, ISRO’s is planning new begining on the academic side.Into its second semester, the IIST is actively pursuing tie-up possibilities with some of the best like-minded scientific institutions abroad to give its students an edge in space education. Among the institutions it has approached are the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech), which runs NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, among other things, and the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.Co-operation with space agencies like the NASA, Japan’s JAXA and others are possibilities for the future. For the time-being, the student population will be entirely Indian as the IIST is meant to answer ISRO’s manpower crunch.

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