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Manned mission will put India on the world space map

DNMUM418064 | 7/13/2018 | Author : MARTAND JHA | WC :802

Last week, news came out from ISRO that caught our attention. The news was that ISRO had conducted the first-ever crew escape test for its first proposed manned mission to space. The test was conducted at Sriharikota. Without going into the technicalities of this test, the more interesting aspect was the fact that there was the possibility of India sending its first astronaut into outer space.
One could argue that sending an astronaut into outer space is nothing new as the US and erstwhile Soviet Union have achieved this feat more than five decades back. What’s the big deal if India joins the elite club of nations who have already sent manned missions into space? The big deal is that it will open many new avenues for space research in
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