Hyderabad: Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari, a man with Hyderabad roots, greeted the people of the country by posting a photo of the Indian national flag at the International Space Station (ISS). He recently returned home after a six-month mission at the ISS.
The photograph also shows Earth in the background.
“On Indian Independence eve I’m reminded of Indian diaspora that I could see from @Space_Station where my immigrant father’s home town of Hyderabad shines bright. @nasa is just 1 place Indian Americans make a difference every day. Looking forward to @IndianEmbassyUS celebration,” he said in the tweet.
Chari was among the four astronauts aboard a SpaceX spacecraft that safely splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico, in May. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father, Sreenivas V Chari, came to the United States from Hyderabad at a young age to earn an engineering degree and carve a successful career for himself.