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Abhiraman Goud G C L, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
To provide warmth from the body numbing temperatures in the Siachen glacier, ISRO has manufactured the world’s lightest material called silica aerogel or ‘blue air’.
It is a well known fact that our soldiers have to face extremely low temperatures here at Siachen and frequently fall victim to the nature’s fury. The presence of this material in the outfit would have saved Lance Naik Hanumanthappa.
This material, with an outstanding thermal resistance, keeps the body warm and also has utility on earth and in outer space as well.
ISRO, after its recent marvel “Mangalyaan”, has gain come up with the world’s lightest material which has multiple utilities. Hope the good work continues.