ISRO Chairman S Somanath today said that the selected astronauts for India’s inaugural human space flight program, Gaganyaan, are prepared and eagerly awaiting the 2025 mission. The Gaganyaan initiative aims to launch four astronauts into space for a three-day mission, with a focus on ensuring their safe return to Earth.
Addressing the 11th convocation of Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) ISRO chairman S Somanath said, “I believe all of you are aware that we are working on the Gaganyaan Program… We are working on sending a man or a lady into space… The four astronauts who are selected for this mission are Air Force test pilots. I believe some ladies will soon join us, but for the first mission we have selected four of them, and it is our endeavour to send them at least by 2025 to space and bring them back safely. Bringing them back safely is a very important element of this mission”
Somanath emphasized ISRO’s relentless efforts, working around the clock to advance the necessary technology for the mission. He expressed the organization’s commitment to sending the astronauts into space and bringing them back safely by 2025. Acknowledging the need for ongoing technological development, Somanath mentioned the continuous work at ISRO to achieve this goal.