New Delhi: The central government said that the country aims to send an astronaut to the moon in 2040. The government made the announcement at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the progress of the Gaganyaan mission and outline India’s other future space missions.
Future Chandrayaan missions, construction of next generation launch vehicle, construction of new launch pad, preparation of laboratories and related technologies were discussed. The meeting was held after the success of Chandrayaan 3 and Aditya L1 missions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that India should aim to build the ‘Indian Atmospheric Station’ (Indian Space Station) by 2035 and send the first Indian to the moon by 2040, the central government said in a statement.
To make this possible, the space department will prepare guidelines for lunar exploration missions, the statement said.
The Prime Minister also directed scientists to launch missions related to Venus and Mars.