Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief Kailasavadivoo Sivan aka K Sivan on Wednesday said that the work on Chandrayaan 3 has started and it is going at full speed. Earlier in September 2019, Chandrayaan 2 mission was failed as it wasn’t able to make soft landing on the lunar surface after the Vikram lander lost communication with ground stations.
While speaking about Gaganyan Mission at an event in Bengaluru, ISRO Chief K Sivan said that “Gaganyaan Mission is not just about sending a human to space, this mission provides us an opportunities to build a framework for long term national and international collaborations and cooperation.”
He added that “We all know that scientific discoveries, economic development, education, tech development & inspiring youth are coming goals for all nations. Human space flight provides perfect platform to meet all these objectives.”
“4 astronauts have been short-listed and they will go to Russia for training by this month-end. In 1984, Rakesh Sharma flew in a Russian module, but this time the Indian astronauts will fly in an Indian module from India.” K Sivan said.
On being asked ‘does ISRO look at manned mission to the Moon?’, ISRO Chief K Sivan said that “Definitely someday but not immediately.”