Gaganyaan - the human space flight programme is set for 2022 by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Three Indian astronauts will circle earth for seven days from a distance of 300-400km. They will travel in a 7000 kg crew capsule. A GSLV-MkIII launch vehicle will lift them to their orbit from Sriharikota. The cost of entire mission is estimated at Rs 9,000 crore. VR Lalithambika will be the Director of the Human Space Flight Project. Once achieved, India would be the fourth nation to circle Earth after the Soviets, USA and China.
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