Mars Mission India
Today, with the resources on Earth being under tremendous pressure, mankind’s unending drive for exploration has been ignited once again. Now more than ever, we are looking for a better life, possibly on our neighbouring solar systems and galaxies! Mars Mission India is an initiative by UK Centre for Astrobiology and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre that aims to promote Astrobiology as a subject of widespread interest in India & engage Indian engineers and other youth in the MINAR projects
UK Centre for Astrobiology
The UK Centre for Astrobiology was established in November 2011 and formally opened at the National Museum of Scotland in April 2013. Besides being an international partner with the NASA Astrobiology Institute, the UKCA has developed a range of initiatives, including the development of the world’s first underground astrobiology laboratory which it uses for planetary analogy research. It has developed research that has spanned across the study of life in extremes and the habitability of extra-terrestrial environments. Integrated into this work have been education initiatives involving university, school and prison education.
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre was established in 2015 after the demise of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1931-2015), the 11th President of India and the country’s most acclaimed scientist. Kalam Centre aims to promote innovations, especially in governance and social enterprises, improve youth participation in national and international development and improve access to education and knowledge in all strata of the society. The Board Members and Advisors of the Centre has several senior government functionaries and experts. It operates across India, with six different offices, besides 83 free public libraries and a network of over 100,000 volunteers.