India Plans Human Spaceflight in 2015

The Indian Space Research Organisation has developed plans for the country’s first human spaceflight in 2015, Hindu News reports.

“We have now finalized the project report on the manned mission. The report is going to the government. The government will have to review and take a decision soon,” ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair said.

A successful launch would make India only the fourth nation with the capability to launch astronauts into orbit. The proposal comes amidst a general ramp-up in the Indian space program, which plans to launch about 70 space missions in the next five years, according to PressTV.