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Gaganyan will take Indian astronaut to space by 2022: PM

By Madhuri Adnal
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    New Delhi, Aug 15: An Indian astronaut, be it a man or a woman, will go on a space odyssey by 2022 on board 'Gaganyaan', Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address here.

    Gaganyan will take Indian astronaut to space by 2022: PM

    He said when India celebrates 75th year of Independence in 2022, "and if possible even before, an Indian son or daughter" will undertake a manned space mission on board 'Gaganyaan' "carrying the national flag".

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    Chandrayaan-1 was India's first lunar probe. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008 and operated until August 2009.

    Mangalyaan is another Indian space project.

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    The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan, is a space probe orbiting Mars since September 24, 2014.

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