New Delhi, Jun 20: President Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday that the country is making rapid progress to send the first Indian to space in 'Gaganyaan' by 2022.
'India is marching forward to assume a leadership role in unravelling and comprehending the mysteries of space. Our scientists are involved in the preparations for the launch of ‘Chandrayaan-2’, which will be India’s first spacecraft to reach the Moon. We are also making rapid progress towards achieving the goal of sending the first Indian in India’s own ‘Gaganyaan’ by 2022,' Kovind said in his address to the Joint Sitting of Parliament.
He said Space Technology plays a central role in improving the lives of the common man, providing early-warning of impending disasters, identifying location of natural resources, providing signals to various means of
communication and ensuring national security.