Gaganyaan a major turning point in India's space programme: G Madhavan Nair
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:21 PM
India's maiden human spaceflight mission 'Gaganyaan' would be a major turning point in the country's space programme and allow New Delhi to catch up with global players, former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair said. He also expressed confidence that ISRO would be able to undertake the venture by 2022, the targeted time-frame. The project report was prepared when Nair was heading ISRO.
ISRO tests crew escape system for human spaceflight
Thursday, July 5, 2018, 11:19 AM
In its aim towards human spaceflight, Indian space agency ISRO on Thursday carried out the first in a series of tests to qualify a crew escape system. The crew escape system is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort.