Indian lunar mission unlikely before 2016

India has ruled out a manned flight to the Moon in the near future. Although a plan for missions to low-Earth orbit and the Moon was endorsed in November by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the space agency’s leadership cautions it will take several years to achieve.

ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair says: “It is a long way to go, since a lot of technology is involved. [The preliminary study will] be followed by a detailed study, which will be out in one year.” It would be at least eight to 10 years before a launch took place, he says, once government approval was obtained.

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One Response to “Indian lunar mission unlikely before 2016”

  1. Krishna veni Says:

    I have got an interview call letter for pilot training course.But from my childhood i have dreamt of space and me being an astronaut.Is it possible for a pilot to become an ASTRONAUT in the future?

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