"India is now a major force in world in the space sector with the launch of Chandrayaan-I," he said at the 15th convocation ceremony of the Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University here. "Now ISRO has planned a manned moon mission by 2015."
The noted scientist was on a day's visit to Raipur.
India to undertake first manned moon mission by 2020: ISRO
M. Annadurai, the project director of Chandrayaan-I on Sunday said that the ISRO proposed to undertake the country’’s first manned moon mission by 2020 following the success of Chandrayaan-I.
The Chandrayaan-II mission is expected to be undertaken within a couple of years followed by Chandrayaan-III, Annadurai revealed.
He informed that the Chandrayaan-I mission is sending considerable amount of data and scientists are busy analysing it.Several countries have approached India to set up a common lunar research centre for conducting various studies, the director added. (ANI).