Indian pilot Gopi Thotakura: First Indian space traveler in Ningilo

Indian pilot Gopi Thotakura Blue Origin
Indian pilot Gopi Thotakura: First Indian space traveler in Ningilo

Indian pilot Gopi Thotakura: Gopichand Thotakura created a record as the first Telugu person to go into space. He went as a tourist in the ‘New Shepherd’ project undertaken by the ‘Blue Origin’ organization. It is known that Rakesh Sharma went to space in 1984. Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams, Raja Chari and Shirisha Bandla are all American citizens of Indian origin. Gopichand recently created history as India’s first space tourist. Although he is currently staying in America, he has an Indian passport.

Gopi Thotakura: Blue Origin is the space company owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder of Mezon. This company has already started space missions in the name of New Shepherd Mission. Blue Origin aims to send humans to the moon in collaboration with NASA in the coming years. While.. Gopichand Thotakuru of Indian origin is among the six crew members of the Blue Origin New Shepherd-25 mission. A total of six people including Gopichand were selected for the NS-25 mission. Venture capitalist Mason Angel, French entrepreneur Sylvain Chiron, American tech entrepreneur Kenneth L. Hess, adventurer Carol Schaller, and former US Air Force captain Ed Dwight will fly on the NS-25. Dwight became the first black astronaut selected for a space flight in 1961. But, due to various reasons, he did not get a chance to go to Rodasi.

Born in Vijayawada, Gopichand Thotakura completed his Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science in America. Later he worked as a commercial jet pilot. He also piloted bush planes, aerobatic planes, seaplanes, gliders and hot air balloons. Gopichand is the co-founder of Preserve Life Corp., a wellness center in Atlanta. While several people of Indian origin have traveled to space in the past, all of them are US citizens. Gopichand is still an Indian citizen. He has an Indian passport.

Meanwhile, Blue Origin’s New Shepard hit the skies on Sunday for the first time in two years after the rocket mishap in September 2022. The New Shepherd rocket.. capsule lifted off from Blue Origin’s facilities at a private ranch in West Texas at 9:36 a.m. (local time), CNN reported. A live broadcast of the mission, dubbed NS-25, began at 8:12 a.m. (local time) on Blue Origin’s website. After reaching the destination as part of the experiment, the rocket separated from the crew capsule. 105.7 km beyond the boundary of the atmosphere. The capsule, a gumdrop-shaped pod, carried the crew and brought it to Earth. They all arrived safely. They reached the ground with the help of parachute. Before that they observed the absence of gravity in space. The crew unbuckled their seat belts and watched the pod float around for a few minutes. Got a new experience in space.


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