On Monday, ISRO Chief K Sivan said that India aims to send astronauts to space by December 2021.
While addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, ISRO Chief said that “The preparations for Gaganyaan Mission are underway. It has been a major turning point for ISRO,” The coming “Gaganyaan” project will help India to become the fourth nation in the world to send humans to space independently after US,Russia and China.
K Sivan also pointed that the organization is trying to make women astronauts part of their mission and said that “The initial training for Gaganyaan will be done in India and advanced training may be in Russia.Women astronauts will be there on the team. That’s our aim.”
Earlier, on last month,the Union Cabinet approved a budget of Rs 10000 crore for sending three Indian astronauts to space for a minimum of 7 days by 2022. Before the actual launch of the mission, ISRO will have two unmanned missions and the spacecrafts will be fired by using the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III. ISRO Chief also said that, “The target for two unmanned missions to space is December 2020 and July 2021.”