• The Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC), the hub of ISRO’s future manned missions, was inaugurated at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.
  • Announced on August 15 2018, the country’s first crewed mission is set to happen by 2022, the 75th year of Independence.
  • A full scale model of Gaganyaan’s crew module was also unveiled
  • HSFC shall be responsible for the implementation of Gaganyaan project — which involves mission planning, development of engineering systems for crew survival in space, crew selection and training and also pursue activities for sustained human space flight missions.
  • HSFC will take the support of ISRO centres to implement the first developmental [crewed] flight.”