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Indian IAA prez

©ISRO Close on the heels of Chandrayaan’s Moon water find, ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair has taken over as the President of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) headquartered in Paris. He is the first Indian space expert to be elected to the post. Among all the 25 Indian space missions under his tenure, the most significant was the successful launch of India’s first Moon mission Chandrayaan-1. Madhavan Nair was the Vice-President of scientific activities of the IAA for the last four years. He is the recipient of two of India’s biggest civilian honours Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. His 


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