Recently, The Union Cabinet approved the formation of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe). The move marks the first leap in opening up the space sector to the private players after the Finance Minister declared government’s intentions to open up in her declaration of Atmanirbhar Package.
As India plans to launch ‘Gaganyaan’ and have a sustained human presence in space, the subject of manned missions to space becomes an important issue to discuss. With countries like Russia, the U.S, and few others successfully sending their manned space flights in space, India endeavors to join the group of these nations simultaneously. With the Indian space sector getting a boost and hopes held high, it is time that the various aspects of humans in space are looked at and prospects of such plans are discussed.