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When was the Gaganyaan mission announced?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Pranav Mukopadhyay

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The Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech on August 15, 2018. The target for sending Indian astronauts to space had been set for 2022.

How many astronauts will be sent to space?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Arnav Sengupta

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As per plans, three astronauts are slated to be sent to space, and they will spend 5-7 days in orbit.

How much will the Gaganyaan mission cost?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Vivaan Mehta

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The Gaganyaan mission is slated to cost in the ballpark of Rs. 10,000cr. Recently, the Cabinet approved funding for the mission.

Why is the Gaganyaan mission important?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Ishan Balasubramanium

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Success in the Gaganyaan mission would make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to achieve human spaceflight. This distinction apart, it is also expected to yield technological benefits, establish a broad framework for collaboration between ISRO, academia, industry, national agencies, and other scientific organizations, and generate significant employment.

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