Isro ex-chairman UR Rao becomes first Indian in International Astronautical Federation's 'Hall of Fame'

Date: May 16, 2016

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Former Isro Chairman Prof UR Rao became the first Indian to be given the 'Hall of Fame' award by the International Astronautical Federation ( IAF ).An Isro press note issued in Bengaluru said that the award has been given for his "outstanding contribution to the progress of astronautics within the framework of the IAF activities."The IAF award is intended to reward personalities for their contributions to the progress of astronautics and the Federation.

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Prof Rao will receive the 'IAF Hall of Fame' Award and a certificate, during the closing ceremony on 30 September during the 67th International Astronautical Congress according to an ISRO release.