India Plans Manned Space Mission By December 2021

India plans manned space mission by December 2021

India will send its first manned mission into space by December 2021, the head of the country's space agency said on Friday

Bangalore, India, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Jan, 2019 ) :India will send its first manned mission into space by December 2021, the head of the country's space agency said on Friday.

The three-person mission would make the Asian giant the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to put people in space.

"We are planning to have the first unmanned mission by December 2020, the second by July 2021, and the manned mission by December 2021," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan said in Bangalore.

Plans for a manned mission were first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year,and his government has since approved around $1.4 billion to provide technology and infrastructure.

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