Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Woman scientist to head Agni project

Tessy Thomas (45) will be the first woman scientist to head a crucial DRDO project, to upgrade the 2000-km range Agni II missile that can also carry warheads. An expert on solid system propellants, Dr. Thomas was entrusted with analysing the earlier failure of Agni III. It was the examination of the data of the failed launch that helped the Defence Research and Development Organisation overcome shortcomings and launch the missile successfully. She did her bachelor’s degree in technology in Kerala and master’s in Maharashtra. It is a great for our country to have a woman head a mission like this.

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