Asian Information technology giants, India has informed that it is planning to send a man to space noting further that it is moving ahead to meet its target by December 2021.
This was revealed by the India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) led by its chairman K Sivan who asserted that the lunar surface mission which did not go as per script, will have no bearing on the ‘Gaganyaan’ mission.
“By December 2020, we will have our first unmanned mission of human space plane. The second unmanned human space plane, we target for July 2021,” Sivan said addressing the eighth convocation of IIT, Bhubaneswar.
“By December 2021, the first Indian will be carried by our own rocket … This is the target ISRO is working for,” he said.
The Gaganyaan mission is extremely important for India as it will boost the science and technology capability of the country. “Therefore, we are working on a new target,” he said. Sivan asked students to take calculated risks and innovate. “If you are not taking a chance, there is no chance of achieving anything significant in life,” Sivan added.
Stressing on innovation, he said it comes from high level of risk and failure. “I need not tell you how many times Edison failed in inventing the light bulb or how many times ISRO failed in the launch of our launch vehicles. But this failure did not become an obstacle. We (ISRO) use these failures as learning opportunities,” the ISRO chief said.