Yuri Suri, Bollywood Actor, Supersonic Fighter Pilot, Wing Commander in IAF

Yuri Suri, Bollywood Actor, Supersonic Fighter Pilot, Wing Commander in IAF

  • Yuri is a supersonic fighter pilot.
  • He has been a wing commander in the Indian Air Force.

 

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Overview

00:38- About Yuri Suri

  • Yuri is a supersonic fighter pilot.
  • He has been a wing commander in the Indian Air Force.
  • He was the backup training astronaut for the Indo-Soviet Space Mission in 1984 which was a very high-profile mission.
  • He became an actor in theater and Bollywood.

 01:11- About being a trained astronaut

  • I was not fully trained as an astronaut. I was the standby trainee astronaut, in the sense that when we finally selected the people to get trained for the space mission.
  • We started with 52 test pilots and that was narrowed down to four.
  • Those four made two teams, one was the main team that got trained in the USSR.
  • The second team was the standby team, which comprised me and another one.
  • There was one squad leader and one wing commander on each team. I was the squad leader, so I was standing by to Rakesh Sharma.

04:40- How has the journey to space evolved over the years?

  • The duration of the flight has increased.
  • We’re getting into higher and higher orbits.
  • We’re traveling onto Mars.

07:04- Why does space fascinate humanity so much?

  • It is the charm of the unknown. You don’t know what is there.
  • Space flight is venturing into the unknown, which is why it’s so fascinating for human beings.

08:57- About the Bollywood journey

  • I’ve been dreaming of the fact that I’ll one day be an astronaut now since I missed the opportunity, I decided to take up another career option.
  • In those days, mainly officers from the defense services who retired used to do very clichéd kinds of jobs.
  • Not many people ventured out into acting, especially some people who started their businesses, and I didn’t really care for a desk job.
  • I decided to get into the world of entertainment, and I didn’t know how to go about it.

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  • Yuri is a supersonic fighter pilot.
  • He has been a wing commander in the Indian Air Force.
  • He was the backup training astronaut for the Indo-Soviet Space Mission in 1984 which was a very high-profile mission.
  • He became an actor in theater and Bollywood.

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