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Pioneer of Space Travel: Sunita Williams

Subodh Mahanti (Author)
Synopsis Sunita Williams evokes inspiration in the minds of Indian youth. She has become a symbol of achievement. a role model to follow. She is the 46th woman to be an astronaut and only second such woman with roots in India. Space journey is still a preserve of a very few brave and capable people. who are ready to sacrifice their lives for the spirit of science and adventure. Sunita is one such name which is sure to go down in history as a pioneer of space exploration. Because of her Indian origin. she is considered as one of us. Dr. Subodh Mahanti, a Senior Scientist and reputed science communicator. has written extensively. In this book he has outlined the events which have made Sunita Williams a living icon. Life sketch of other pioneers of space travel have also been included.
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About the author

Subodh Mahanti

Dr. Subodh Mahanti didi his B.Sc. (Honours) from Burdwan University (1976) and M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu Univesity (BHU, 1978). He was awarded National Scolarship for studying his M.Sc. He was awarded BHU Medal for standing first in order of merit in M.Sc. He did his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (1982) from the Department of Chemistry, BHU and subsequently worked in Molecular Biology (1984-1988) at the Unit of Molecular Biology, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU. He worked in the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (CSIR). For the last 14 years he has been working in Vigyan Prasar. Besides his research papaers, he has written more than 300 popluar science articles. He has edited/authored/co-authored more than 20 books. Dr. Mahanti has been awarded FIE Foundation National Award (200), NCSTC National Award (2003), Delhi Hindi Academy Award (2006), Dr. Meghnad Saha Award (2005) and Atmaran Puraskar (2007) for his contributions in the field of science Popularisation. Dr. Mahanti is a Fellow of the NCSTC Network.

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Bibliographic information

Title Pioneer of Space Travel: Sunita Williams
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788123014678
length 116p., 12p. of Plates; Col. Illustrations; 22cm.