Chandigarh, on August 28th.
Minister Jitendra Singh talked about ISRO’s Gaganyaan mission.
The minister said that the testing for ISRO’s mission will start in early October.
He said that the second part of the Gaganyaan mission would include sending ‘Vyommitra’ into space.
After completing these two stages, a small group of astronauts, typically between one and three people, will be sent into space as part of the Gaganyaan project. “I believe this might begin in 2024,” Singh stated.
‘Vyommitra’ is a robot being made by ISRO that looks like a female human. The name comes from two Sanskrit words: “vyoma” (which means space) and “mitra” (which means friend). The humanoid robot was shown to the public for the first time on January 22, 2020 at an event called the Human Spaceflight and Exploration symposium in Bengaluru.
The Gaganyaan mission is a project where three people will be sent into space for three days and then come back safely to Earth.