The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre has begun its World Space Week activities.
Kerala is perhaps best known as one of the leading destinations in the world for adventure tourism.
Those booking flights to Thiruvananthapuram can discover how to fend for themselves in the Indian jungle, how to negotiate treacherous rapids and how to navigate by nothing but starlight during their holiday.
However, space exploration is often seen as the ultimate voyage of discovery and Kerala has this covered too.
It is home to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) and as part of the World Space Week celebrations scientists having commenced launching a series of high sounding rockets into space, reports the Times of India.
Hundreds of locals and tourists watched as the missiles blasted off 70 km into the sky and then made their way to the Space Museum to discover more about India’s astronomical history and see the new show called Space View.
World Space Week events will continue at the VSSC in the coming days when multi-staged rockets for astronomical and weather forecasting studies are launched.
Written by Alex Cochrane