Nation’s giant leap for womankind
The country is planning to send its first manned mission to space in December 2021, which will include at least one woman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan said on Friday. The manned mission would . be preceded by two unmanned missions.
“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, adding that 32 space missions would be launched in 2020, of which 14 would be launch vehicle missions.