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Chandrayaan-1 Project Director Receives Science Award for Moon Mission

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
December 30, 2009
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ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter

ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter

Chandrayaan-1 Project Director M Annadurai has been honored with the H.K. Firodia award for his contribution to India’s first lunar mission. Scientist Yash Pal also was honored for his work in promoting science communication and education.

The awards, which recognize Indian scientific achievements,  are named after the late H.K. Firodia, a leader of the country’s auto industry. Yash Pal was given a cash award of Rs two lakh ($4,298) while Annadurai received Rs one lakh ($2,149).