Talk: Does India have a space exploration roadmap?

I was invited by Tech2/Firstpost on their science podcast alongside Narayan Prasad to talk about India's space exploration roadmap, or the lack thereof.

Topics discussed:

  • 02:58 - Interesting destinations to explore in the inner Solar System
  • 07:10 - What makes the Moon so significant for space exploration?
  • 13:03 - Is there a strategy for India's space science missions?
  • 16:27 - What is India's interest in exploring Mars?
  • 19:13 - What do we not know about living in space?
  • 26:00 - Why doesn't India become a part of the International Space Station?
  • 28:56 - Are India's space missions comparable with China's?
  • 33:40 - Is India aiming lower than China's in its space endeavors?
  • 35:17 - Will militarization of space affect space exploration?
  • 37:30 - What's stopping India from exploring the outer solar system?

You can watch the longer, original video on Tech2's channel.

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