India is working on its first manned space flight under Mission Gaganyaan. An important piece of information related to this has come to light.
Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh has said that India will send humans to space by next year. In a press conference, Jitendra Singh said that next year one or two people of Indian origin will go to space.
Recently it has come to the fore that the country’s first human mission in space will have a large variety of food. It is being prepared in a laboratory of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in Mysore.
In the latest update on sending humans to space, it has been said that two tests will be done by the end of this year.
The first test will be just testing, in which an unmanned vehicle will be sent, while in the second time a female robot (astronaut) will be sent. Its name is Vyomitra.
Looking at the results of the trial, the final decision will be taken on sending Indian astronauts to space.
If all goes well, after America, Russia, and China, India will become the fourth country in the world to send humans to space and all this will be possible through the Gaganyaan mission.
It has already been told in media reports that the crew members going on this mission will have all the options of food. It has come to the fore that six different menus have been prepared.
These are expected to include light items like upma, poha, idli for breakfast. Meat and veg biryani will be an option for lunch, while dinner can include items like chapatis, vegetables and meat with gravy.
The objective of the Gaganyaan mission is to send humans to low Earth orbit on an Indian launch vehicle and bring them back to Earth safely. In this way, the country wants to showcase its potential in the space sector.
Three big institutions of the country ISRO, DRDO, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited are engaged in fulfilling the mission-related responsibilities. Kovid-19 has also affected this project.
It was targeted for the year 2021, but now this date has been extended and the mission is expected to be launched by next year.