India’s First Man in Space

Let’s wish a Joyful Birthday to Respected Rakesh Sharma, the former Indian Air Force Pilot who set the record of being the first Indian National to travel in Space during the year 1984.

Rakesh Sharma is a former Indian Air Force wing commander and astronaut. He was the first Indian citizen to travel in space. Rakesh Sharma flew aboard the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz T-11 in 1984 as part of the Intercosmos program, which allowed non-Soviet cosmonauts to fly on Soviet space missions.