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NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh disclosed that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to make history as it aims to send three Indians into Space for a period of 5 to 7 days and that its first Human Space Mission will be a turning point, not only for India, but for the whole world, as it will unfold a new chapter to understand the infinite mysteries of universe.
Addressing a press conference, along with Chairman ISRO Dr K. Sivan, Dr Jitendra Singh said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made the announcement of India’s first Human Space Mission from the ramparts of Red Fort on the Independence Day this year and the plan for the mission has been fully worked out. The next crucial stage of planning would involve finalizing the names of the three Indians who will be selected for the Space journey and who will be made to undergo training cum acclimatization for a period lasting around three years or so, he said. Once this gets accomplished, the proposed Human Space Mission can be launched some time before 2022 or around 2022, which happens to be the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, he added.
The budget of Rs. 9,000 to 10,000 crore incurred in it is also quite cost-effective, when seen from a larger perspective and the value of the outcomes, he said. The human crew members, he informed, would stay in the Space for five to seven days before undertaking their return journey.
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