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Modi Says India Will Achieve Human Spaceflight By 2022

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a dream for his country.
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Modi Says India Will Achieve Human Spaceflight By 2022

By 2022, India will have launched a manned space mission, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

During his Independence Day address to the nation, Modi called it a "dream" for the country to send a citizen to space before the country celebrates 75 years of independence. 

In July, the Indian Space Research Organization took a crucial step toward making that dream a reality when it successfully tested a crew escape system. The system is critical technology needed for human spaceflight.  

If Modi's dream comes true, India would be one of four countries to have achieved human spaceflight. 

Additional reporting for this story provided by Newsy affiliate CNN.