India intends to start sending tourists to space by 2030
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) intends to launch space tourist flights by 2030. According to Indian space agency chief Sridhara Paniker Somnath, ISRO is already working on a tourist module, as reported by TAAS.
"Currently, work is underway on India's own space tourism module, which will be safe and reusable," said Somnath.
"The ticket price is likely to be around 60 million rupees (around $700,000). People who go on this journey will also be able to call themselves astronauts," added Somnath. In his opinion, these are competitive prices.
The ISRO chief, however, did not specify the altitude to which the tourists are planned to be lifted and how much time they will be spending in outer space.
According to ISRO officials, the programme will strengthen India's position in the global space services market.