ISRO's first manned mission will take some time, says K Sivan
The Indian space agency has selected four astronauts for India’s first manned mission to space Gaganyaan, ISRO Chief K Sivan today said. He also mentioned that the work on the Chandrayaan-3 has started and it is going at full speed, news agency ANI reported.
Speaking to the press, ISRO Chief K Sivan said that the four shortlisted astronauts will go to Russia for training by this month-end. He also said that in 1984, Rakesh Sharma who flew in a Russian module, now the Indian astronauts will fly in an Indian module from India. The Gaganyaan is ISRO’s manned space mission which aims to launch by December 21. Referring to the question, whether ISRO looks at the manned mission to the Moon, ISRO chief said, “Definitely someday but not immediately,” ANI reported.
ISRO working on Chandrayaan-3 and Gaganyaan simultaneously
After India’s aspiring lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 failed to carry out a soft landing at the Moon, ISRO revealed that its plan to attempt another soft landing on the lunar surface with Chandryaan-3.
Earlier this month, Sivan had also confirmed that Chandrayaan-3 project is ongoing, however, it might take 2021. Simultaneously, ISRO is working on the Chandrayaan-3 to perform a soft-landing on the lunar surface as well as on the Gaganyaan, its manned mission to space.