Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Nationality Indian

Date Of Birth 1949-01-13

Status Retired

Type Government

Astronaut Biography

Rakesh Sharma (born 13 January 1949) is a former Indian Air Force pilot who flew aboard Soyuz T-11, launched on 2 April 1984, as part of the Interkosmos programme. Sharma is the first Indian citizen to travel in space.

Rakesh Sharma's Launches

Soyuz-U | Soyuz T-11

Soviet Space Program
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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