ISRO cranks up Gaganyaan project
- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday said work on ‘Gaganyaan’, the project to send a manned mission to space by 2022, would start soon at the newly created Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC).
- the appointment of Unnikrishnan Nair — who led ISRO’s Advanced Space Transportation Programme at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) and has already worked in the area as the director of the Human Space Flight Project — as the director of the new centre.
- the nodal Human Space Programme Office set up six months back under V.R. Lalithambika would continue to coordinate mission affairs at the space agency’s headquarters.