ISRO has finally opened its door to people who wish to catch a glimpse of spectacular launches of its multi-storeyed tall and tonnes-heavy rockets from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Shriharikota
The viewing gallery has been built like a stadium and can accommodate around 5,000 spectators. It was inaugurated by ISRO Chairman K Sivan on March 31, with an aim to take ‘ISRO to people’. Only Indian citizens above the age of 10 will be allowed to enter the space centre. Visitors will first have to fill up an online registration form after which they will get an entry pass which has to be presented at the gate. Video cameras and mobile phones are prohibited inside the premises.
The initiative is a brilliant move to increase public awareness about space activities.