Former Isro chief UR Rao to be honoured with IAF Hall of Fame Award
Eminent space scientist and professor UR Rao will be honoured with the 2016 'IAF Hall of Fame Award' by the International Astronautical Federation
Bengaluru: Eminent space scientist and professor UR Rao will be honoured with the 2016 'IAF Hall of Fame Award" by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), for his outstanding contribution to the progress of astronautics.
The IAF award is intended to reward personalities for their contributions to the progress of astronautics and the Federation.
In a letter to Rao, a former Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman, IAF stated "It is a true honour for IAF to attribute this award to Prof Rao, who has been for many years an active participant to the success of space in general and of the Federation in particular".
The IAF Hall of Fame consists of a permanent gallery of these personalities, including a citation, biographical information and a picture, in a special part of the IAF web presence.
This year's 67th International Astronautical Congress will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico during 26-30 September 2016.
Prof Rao will receive the 'IAF Hall of Fame' Award and a certificate, during the closing ceremony on 30 September according to an ISRO release.
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