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To space and beyond: Gaganyaan mission set for 2023

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been facing delays with its highly-anticipated Gaganyaan mission, which aims to send Indian astronauts to space for the first time. Initially scheduled for launch in 2022, the mission has now been pushed back to 2023. The mission aims to send three Indian astronauts to low Earth orbit for seven days aboard a spacecraft called the Gaganyaan.


A national dream: First Indian crewed mission in Space

The Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech in 2018, and the original plan was to launch the mission in 2022. However, due to various challenges and delays, the launch date has been pushed back to 2023. The ISRO has been developing the necessary t