India to undertake first manned moon mission by 2020: ISROJanuary 12th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Salem (Tamil Nadu) Jan.12 (ANI): Encouraged by the successful launch of Chandrayan-I last October, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) wants to undertake the country’’s first manned moon mission by 2020.
M. Annadurai, the project director of Chandrayaan-I on Sunday said that the ISRO proposed to undertake the country’’s first manned moon mission by 2020 following the success of Chandrayaan-I.
The Chandrayaan-II mission is expected to be undertaken within a couple of years followed by Chandrayaan-III, Annadurai revealed.
He informed that the Chandrayaan-I mission is sending considerable amount of data and scientists are busy analysing it.
Several countries have approached India to set up a common lunar research centre for conducting various studies, the director added. (ANI)