India kicked off this year with a welcome but overdue announcement: Its first human spaceflight will take place in December 2021. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was established in the 1950s with a mandate to use satellites for development purposes. In more recent years, ISRO has begun exploring deep space with its Moon mission (Chandrayaan) and Mars mission (Mangalyaan) projects. The nation is proud not only of the success of those missions but also that they were ...

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