India announces four-member crew for ‘Gaganyaan’ space mission

Gaganyaan, or "sky craft" in Hindi, is the first mission of its kind for India and will cost about 90.23 billion rupees ($1.1 billion)

By REUTERS
February 28, 2024
India's Prime Minister stands with thecrew members for its maiden ‘Gaganyaan’ space mission on February 27, 2024 —X/narendramodi

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday introduced four crew members for its maiden ‘Gaganyaan’ space voyage, as it aims to become the world’s fourth country to send a crewed mission into space just months after a historic landing on the south pole of the moon.

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Gaganyaan, or “sky craft” in Hindi, is the first mission of its kind for India and will cost about 90.23 billion rupees ($1.1 billion).

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