Human Space Flight Centre Unveiled by ISRO In Bengaluru
Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday unveiled a Human Space Flight Centre next to its headquarters in Bengaluru.
The newly-launched Centre is dedicated to developing critical technologies for human space missions.
The advanced facility was unveiled by former ISRO chairman K. Kasturirangan and current chairman K. Sivan. Reportedly, S. Unnikrishnan Nair has been appointed as the head of the Centre.
The space agency aims to send humans to space by December 2021 through its Gaganyaan mission. A full-scale Gaganyaan crew module model was also unveiled at the Centre today.
As per reports, R. Hutton will be heading the Gaganyaan project. He was earlier the director of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
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Human Space Flight Centre is operational now after its inauguration by Dr K Kasturirangan, ex-Chairman, ISRO. Chairman Dr K Sivan and other officials too were present. The facility is next to ISRO HQ. A full-scale #Gaganyaan crew module model also unveiled. pic.twitter.com/hIEf8pu3Lq
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