Taking an important decision in the meeting of the Cabinet yesterday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government has sanctioned Rs. 10,000 crores for ISRO’s Gaganyaan mission. Under this mission, 3 Indians will spend seven days in space.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the media after the cabinet meeting today about approval of the scheme, it will be launched within the next 40 months. Ravi Shankar prasad said that today the world has considered India’s iron in space. Other countries of the world are also taking the help of ISRO for satellite launches. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced this year’s Mission Gaganayan. This mission is expected to be completed by 2022.
#CabinetDecisions— PIB India (@PIB_India) December 28, 2018
Cabinet approves indigenous human spaceflight programme; 🚀#Gaganyaan programme to carry 3 member crew for minimum 7 days in space at a total cost of Rs 10k crores@rsprasad @isro @IndiaDST @DrJitendraSingh pic.twitter.com/LaLoXMbKtL
Earlier, the Chief of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Sivan had said that technology to send space-passengers to space-space has been developed. In this direction, technology like human crew module and environmental control and life saving system has also been developed.
India will become 4th country after USA, Russia and China to send humans to space . Former Air Force pilot Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to enter space. India-born Kalpana Chawla and Suneeta Williams of Indian origin have also gone to the space.