i) (FIRE) Of warm soot that sets the bed of your passing, of the celerity of your crackling stride — of your sauntering footsteps synchronised with every heartbeat you touch. The crimson that melts into the orange, the caress that sets ablaze an entire kingdom; I call for thee in … Continue Reading
A still from 1961, when the Cold War had moved beyond tactical warfare—national identities were at stake. Fierce competition between the US and USSR had taken the War to space. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome, (in present-day Kazakhstan), a group of ambitious scientists and aviators set out to create history and … Continue Reading
The Research Society, Manipal is a young and budding student organisation born out of MIT. Their founders—Shuba Murthy (Aeronautical), Krithika Ramesh (ITC), Ankita Ghosh (CSE), Vaishanavi Chavan (CSE) and Achintya Dutta (ECE)— wished to create an interactive platform to provide students with the resources needed to promote research. Their goal … Continue Reading
THE YEAR 2407:
In the far reaches of the Milky Way, a lone spaceship with the words ‘Remna-13’ written in bold makes its way from planet to planet. Its engines rustle, and the green flare at its end flickers as the ship chugs itself through the icy emptiness. Inside, a … Continue Reading
You’re woven from the fabric of space,
magnetic fingertips pulling me somewhere astronomically far away.
You’re an ethereal dream spun from the laws of the universe,
taking my mind light years away from my home planet.
You’re the friction defying the principles of gravity,
skin on skin … Continue Reading
The ethereal symphony of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ rings through the vast expanse of space. Cruising through deep space, aboard a cherry red Tesla Roadster is Starman. As the chorus kicks in, he leans back in his seat and takes in the magnificent view, spanning miles in front of him. … Continue Reading
Sometimes, you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.
April 3rd, 1984 is a date gloriously etched in history as the day when the first Indian cosmonaut took off for an unforgettable journey miles above the Earth’s surface. Thirty three years later, … Continue Reading
Currently working on a 2U nano-satellite under the student project wing of ISRO, Team Parikshit is any ambitious student’s chance to get incredible exposure to the aerospace industry while working with a close-knit family.
Since the time when they were just an idea of MIT students in 2010, Parikshit has … Continue Reading