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First manned mission to space in December 2021: ISRO chief

Stating this here on Friday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan indicated that the manned mission could even include women. We are planning to have the first unmanned mission in December 2020 and second for July 2021. Once we complete this, the manned mission will happen in December 2021. The entire team is geared up to achieve this target, Sivan said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said before August 15, 2022, Gaganyaan should happen, but we are saying December 2021, Sivan said.He added that the ISRO is planning to launch 32 space missions for the year 2020, out of which, 14 are slated to be launch vehicle missions.Sivan described the Rs 10,000 crore Gaganyaan mission as a major turning point for the space agency. With Gaganyaan, a major expansion of ISRO is taking place. This is because in Gaganyaan our payload is too much because we have to train a human and take him to space and bring him back. This is a major expansion because it s not only launching a ...

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