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ISRO developing indigenous space tourism capabilities, says Indian minister; how credible is it?

India’s ‘Gaganyaan’ or first-ever Human Spaceflight program has been garnishing attention as India is working on launching Indian astronauts on home-grown rockets. dr. Jitendra Singh who serves as India’s Minister of State, Science and Technology, added to the buzz around the subject by recently mentioning that India is working on indigenous space tourism capabilities. “The …

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Space Tourism May No Longer be Rocket Science But for India, the Journey Has Just Begun

In 2015, when Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Jitendra Singh was asked in Parliament if India has a strategic plan in place to explore space tourism in the future, he replied with a terse ‘No’. The country that was celebrating the second anniversary of the successful launch of its Mars Orbiter …

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How ISRO Fell Short of Giving a Dream Lift-Off to New-generation Rocket SSLV

It was a moment reminiscent of September 2019. Barely minutes after the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) fired up its latest innovation – a Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) on its maiden flight — the excitement paved way for dismay. The two experimental satellites – EOS-02 and AzaadiSAT — developed by hundreds of schoolgirls from …

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