Rakesh Sharma, AC, Wing Commander, was born in 1949. He is a former Indian Air Force pilot who flew on Soyuz T-11 as part of the Soviet Interkosmos program on April 3, 1984. Although other astronauts with Indian ancestry were not Indian nationals, he was the only Indian citizen to journey in space. In July 1966, he enrolled as an air force plebe at the National Defence Academy, and in 1970, he was commissioned as a pilot in the Indian Air Force. To find out how much you know about Rakesh Sharma, take this quiz.