Published On: Mon, Sep 23rd, 2019

India to send manned mission to space: ISRO

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ISRO chairman K Sivan said the space organization is working on sending a manned mission to space by December 2021.

Addressing to the eighth convocation of Bhubaneswar IIT he asserted ahead of it two unmanned mission would be send. The first will be in December 2020 and second in July 2021.

Sivan added, “By December 2021, the first Indian will be carried by our own rocket… This is the target ISRO is working for.”

He further said the Gaganyaan mission of India is extremely important for the country to boost science and technology capability.

Sivan suggested the students to take calculated risk to avoid getting trapped into problematic areas amid innovation.

He referred Thomas Edison. He said Edison failed several times while inventing the light bulb and similarly ISRO too failed many times in its launch vehicles.

He told the gathering that failure is not an obstacle but these are learning opportunities.

The chief referred Dr Abdul Kalam saying, “(He) said your dream or idea must not make you sleep. Get inspired by great leaders but do not try to emulate them. You have to come out with original solutions and not a copy of somebody else’s idea.”

India to send manned mission to space: ISRO

Sivan cited Mahatma Gandhi, who had said local problems need local solutions.

The function was president by Prof RV Raja Kumar, Director of IIT Bhubaneswar. It conferred degrees to 32 PhD, 105 MTech, 67 MSc and 152 BTech students.

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