IT Essentials: India's shoestring rocket scientists

Space at a steal

John Leonard
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IT Essentials: India's shoestring rocket scientists
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IT Essentials: India's shoestring rocket scientists

Congratulations India! The sight of normally sober engineers and geeks in Bengaluru whooping, clapping and throwing small children in the air after the successful landing of the Vikram Lander on Wednesday was a site to behold, and a joyful throwback to similar scenes (sans kids) from the Kennedy Space Centre many moons ago.

Of course, there were plenty who would bring us back to earth. The politicians shoving themselves forwards to take credit, and the critics who - not unjustifiably - point to the many millions in th...

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