To give credit where it is due; Indians have been in this business much longer than we have. I remember reading about Indian Missile/Rocket research program back in the sixties when I was still a student. Think there was also a mock up of first Indian space rocket at the Sciece museum next to Natural History museum building in London. I was presented a copy autobiography of Dr Abul Kalam, now President of India by a friend which in a way is also history of Indain Space research. Apparently Indian Rocket program had started as early as Pandit Nehru era.