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Gaganyaan…: Space odyssey of India

Despite its lower budget, the feats of ISRO are nothing short of engineering marvels as they have managed to place themselves in line with the best of the best be it US'[ NASA, Russia's ROSCOSMOS, Japan's JAXA, China's CNSA, and Europe's ESA etc.

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New Delhi: “Gaganyaan – Bharat ki Antriksh Udaan” will premier exclusively on discovery+ on Wednesday. It will feature India’s space odyssey that is one of the most widely acknowledged and successful ones in the world. 

Despite its lower budget, the feats of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are nothing short of engineering marvels as they have managed to place themselves in line with the best of the best be it US'[ NASA, Russia’s ROSCOSMOS, Japan’s JAXA, China’s CNSA, and Europe’s ESA etc.

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Produced by Miditech Studios, ‘Gaganyaan – Bharat ki Antariksh Udaan’ charts the audacious, ambitious, wonderous and challenging journey of India’s human space flight programme, from developing the country’s own state of the art cryogenic engine, testing of flights, rigorous astronaut trainings to the final hours of the clock in preparations and anxious anticipation before the programme’s launch in 2023. 

A step into ultimately fulfilling the challenge to send humans beyond the stars, ISRO now prepares to send Indian astronauts into the great vastness of space aboard India’s first self-manufactured indigenous space rocket. Boasting a self-efficient and self-reliant space programme.

Supported with archival footage, modern graphical representations of the programme’s innate complex processes and the tremendous dangers of human space flight part and parcel to every human leap into the great beyond of the unknown, this fascinating original will also recap the ground-breaking feats engineering that enabled India to successfully test the crew capsule launch & re-entry in 2014.

It will chart ISRO’s first steps for the launch of Mission Gaganyaan. India’s voyage of this mammoth astronomical achievement that will be showcased in discovery+’s newest original – ‘Gaganyaan – Bharat ki Antariksh Udaan.’
As the clock counts down to ‘Mission Gaganyaan’, the documentary will feature three eminent astronauts namely, Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to go into space, the elite record-holding woman astronaut of NASA – Sunita Williams, and Russian Cosmonaut – Oleg Kotov. Along with them, various experts namely, Dr. G Madhavan Nair (Former Chairman, ISRO); Air Cdre (Rtd) Ravish Malhotra (Former test pilot, IAF); Asif Siddiqi (Space Historian); Dr. Brigitte Godard (Flight Surgeon, European astronaut centre); and other distinguished professionals will be a lending their expertise on the subject.

Featuring a fascinating roster of cosmological titles high on information, quality and fame such as ‘India’s Space Odyssey’, ‘How The Universe Works’, ‘Morgan Freeman’s Through The Wormhole’, ‘Space Titans: Musk, Bezos, Branson’ and many more.

With its maiden voyage to Mars, India has already managed to etch its place in the top echelons of human history, as ISRO became the first space organization in the world to succeed in sending a satellite to mars on its first try.

Sai Abhishek, Original Content Head – South Asia, Warner Bros. Discovery, said, “With rapid developments in space exploration, we are excited to present an inspiring documentary for our superfans of science and space programming which highlights the daunting journey undertaken by some of India’s brightest minds and space scientists. Through this special title, our objective is to celebrate and showcase the unique viewpoint to the progress India has made so far, in their endeavour of sending Indian astronauts into space and ensure their safe return home on a made-in-India space shuttle.”

He further added, “We are proud to be the first OTT platform to bring to our audience this historical journey which will put India on the world stage with other space faring nations.”

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