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India names new head of space agency
Posted: Tue, Jan 13, 2015, 7:34 AM ET (1234 GMT)
The Indian government has named a new chairman of the country's space agency. The government announced Monday that A.S. Kiran Kumar will be chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation and secretary of the Department of Space for a three-year term. Kumar is currently director of the Space Application Centre, one of ISRO's centers. Kumar, who joined ISRO in 1975, has been involved in a number of agency missions, including its first missions to the Moon and Mars. He succeeds K. Radhakrishnan, who retired at the end of December; the government selected an interim chairman for ISRO for the month of January.
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