Can Indian Astronauts be called as "vyomaveera" as per our culture

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  1. jackal4me

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    "India’s future space program will rely on Russian technology to deliver a cosmonaut into orbit. The future manned spacecraft will be based on the Soyuz, and Russian specialists will help build it.

    The cooperation request has already been supported by both Russian space agency Roscosmos and the producer of the Soyuz manned spacecraft Energia.

    “India is interested in developing its own manned program. It is no surprise they have turned to Russia, because our countries have been cooperating in the space sphere since soviet times,” said head of Roscosmos Aleksey Krasnov.

    The capsule will use the same design approach as the Soyuz, but it will be smaller, because India lacks launch vehicles powerful enough to deliver a heavy spacecraft into orbit.


    The project is in the early stages at the moment and will take at least a decade to complete, according to Krasnov.

    Russia and India have a number of joint space and military projects, including a Moon exploration program and a fifth-generation fighter jet."



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    All is well and good, but my real question is what are they going to name our astronauts as, like just astronauts or just plain cosmonauts. Man this is just going to be such a freaking embarrassment. I wish to see our astronauts to be called in our own language as "vyomaveera"[(vyoma(Sanskrit)-Akasha, veerar(Tamil)-Hero) the reason for calling it like this is to try to distinguish ourselves from the rest of the world. Because in the future when some one calls a indian vyomaveera as an Astronaut it might become synonymous with the american astronauts and the future indians will have a hard time to distinguish our heroes from the rest, or they might have a hard time explaining things like that in the future to another person(Hope to see some good Aliens like ET, not like predator or aliens from hollywood B-grade movies).

    Even the Russians are feeling like that the Soyuz rocket has some design flaws(But, might blame it on production lines.) after the august crash which has cost the ISS(International space Station) 3 tonnes of supplies.

    But the real question is will India get the best technology or some wish-washy technology that might break our Daredevilry in thin air. Because, the type of Soyuz that is used to take cosmonauts and astronauts to the ISS today is known as the Soyuz-FG. It has a near-identical third-stage to the Soyuz-U variant flown on robotic cargo missions - hence the concern.

    Source:http://www.subcontinentaldef.net/2011/09/india-to-rely-on-soyuz-for-chandrayaan.html
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    real question is why we run our horses of imagination so fast..
     
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    In this age of SEO rankings the smaller the title the better it is , just my opinion but the same suggested is might and suitable
     
  5. EagleOne

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    vyomagaamii - full sanskrit
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    We should call them skywalkers :laugh:
     
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    well vyomagaami is good but india being a mosaic of cultures it is best to call as "vyomaveera".
     
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    well why is it that indian's never dare to dream its pure dogma, all you need is the basic skills to survive from the previous generation. i might not be wise to crack things here, but on a positive note can't you guys atleast think before you leap.
     
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    hope the trainer is not darth vader:confused:
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Astronaut is Akash Yatri or Akashyatri :D
     
  11. Yusuf

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    Antrix is space. So antrix yatri or Antrixnaut!!
     
  12. Iamanidiot

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    let us build a space shuttle first.Then the naming no living in lalaland please
     
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    jackal4me New Member

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    even the americans sent astronauts to space after many failures, lets try to spark a good name for our future heroes
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Dr. Kalpana Chawla

    This lady was born in India and died in the crash of Columbia.

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    Kalpana Chawla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Well she was an usa citizen so there is no credit to be taken by India.
     
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    Memorials

    Kalpana Chawla ISU Scholarship fund founded by alumni of the International Space University (ISU) in 2010 to support Indian student participation in international space education programs. Kalpana Chawla International Space University Scholarship
    Kalpana Chawla Memorial Scholarship program was instituted by Indian students association (ISA) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2005 for meritorious graduate students.[1]
    At least 30,000 schoolchildren and citizens joined hands to make a 36.4-km-long human chain to support the demand for a Kalpana Chawla medical college in the city which was announced by then Health Minister of India Dr. C. P. Thakur and later on promised by Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh. Kalpana Chawla Medical College Nirman Committee backed by volunteers and activists of various organisations, supported by students from 34 schools, swarmed the roads and formed a chain along the roads in Karnal to demonstrate that they continued to revere Kalpana Chawla as an outstanding astronaut.[2]
    Haryana Government accepted the long pending demand of people of Karnal and now work to establish Kalapana Chawla Medical College in Karnal is in its first phase.
    Asteroid 51826 Kalpanachawla, one of seven named after the Columbia's crew.[3]
    On February 5, 2003, India's Prime Minister announced that the meteorological series of satellites, "METSAT", will be renamed as "KALPANA". The first satellite of the series, "METSAT-1", launched by India on September 12, 2002 will be now known as "KALPANA-1". "KALPANA-2" is expected to be launched by 2007.[4]
    74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City has been renamed 74th Street Kalpana Chawla Way in her honor.
    The University of Texas at Arlington (where Chawla obtained a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1984) opened a dormitory named in her honor, Kalpana Chawla Hall, in 2004.[5]
    Kalpana Chawla Award was instituted by the government of Karnataka in 2004 for young women scientists[6]
    The girls hostel at Punjab Engineering College, is named after Kalpana Chawla. In addition, an award of INR twenty-five thousand, a medal, and a certificate is instituted for the best student in Aeronautical engineering department[7]
    NASA has dedicated a super computer to Kalpana.[8]
    One of Florida Institute of Technology's student apartment complexes, Columbia Village Suites, has halls named after each of the astronauts, including Chawla.
    NASA Mars Exploration Rover mission has named seven peaks in a chain of hills, named the Columbia Hills, after each of the seven astronauts lost in the Columbia shuttle disaster, including Chawla Hill after Kalpana Chawla.
    Steve Morse from the band Deep Purple created a song called "Contact Lost" in memory of the Columbia tragedy along with her interest in the band. The song can be found on the album Bananas.[9]
    Her brother, Sanjay Chawla, remarked "To me, my sister is not dead. She is immortal. Isn't that what a star is? She is a permanent star in the sky. She will always be up there where she belongs."[10]
    Kalpana Chawla Space Technology Cell, at IIT Kharagpur.
    Novelist Peter David named a shuttlecraft, the Chawla, after the astronaut in his 2007 Star Trek novel, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Before Dishonor.[11]
    Government of Haryana has made a Planetarium after her name called as Kalpana Chawla Planetarium in Jyotisar, Kurukshetra[12]
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur started the Kalpana Chawla Space Technology Cell in her honor.[13][14]
    Military housing development at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland has been named Columbia Colony. There is also a street named Chawla Way.
     
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    I agree.

    Let us send an astronaut to space first, then we can talk about naming.

    We can start referring to him as a "Antrixnaut" after we actually send someone.
     
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    Trainer Yoda could be.
     
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    It sounds like ...Bom-bira... people may think (foreigners and uneducated Indians) he/she deals with bomb...perhaps a terrorist.
     
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    vyomanaut sounds disgusting. why do we and every other country has to attach 'naut' in the end?? It just sounds dumb and copycat-ish. IMO vyomagami sounds good for an astronaut. In the future,we can call our starship fighter pilots as vyomaveera's :D
     
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