by Staff Writers
New Delhi (IANS) Dec 17, 2012
India has no plans to put an astronaut on the moon, as of now. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday said this.
The minister also said that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had no plans in the immediate future to launch space labs and manned spaceships or set up space stations.
"However, ISRO has undertaken the development critical technologies required for manned missions in the Earth's orbit," he said in a written statement.
ISRO has also initiated studied on Near Earth Objects and deflection strategies for Near Earth Astroids, he added.
Source: Indo-Asia News Service
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