Proposals for the first manned space landing project have been put forward by India and Russia, and it looks like the project will be launched with a parachute.
The landing project is part of the “Landing Project for Space Exploration” initiative, a collaboration between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Russia’s Roscosmos.
The first phase of the project is scheduled to begin in 2021, and will see a landers, payloads and a rover to explore the Moon and Mars.
According to ISRO, the landers and rover will be used to study the Moon, and to determine if there is an Earth-like planet on the Moon.
The mission will also involve measuring and studying radiation from the Moon to determine whether the atmosphere of the Moon has been altered by the moon’s own gravity.
The spacecraft will be equipped with an instrument to measure how much radiation is coming from the Earth and Mars and the spacecraft will then return samples back to Earth to be analysed.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that India’s space programme has the potential to “change the destiny of mankind”.
According to Indian space expert Dr Shashi Tharoor, it would be interesting to see what the first landers will be able to do in terms of science.
“What will the lander be able do?
And how will the soil on the moon be altered by radiation from Earth?” he said.
India has also proposed using a lunar rover, but this project has been stalled in the US for years.
India is also keen to get astronauts on the International Space Station.
The Indian space agency said that the country has submitted a proposal to NASA to land astronauts on an asteroid in 2018.
However, the ISS is now only scheduled to be in orbit for a few months.
India was one of the first countries to successfully land a spacecraft on an orbiting satellite.
A crew of six Indian astronauts landed the Soyuz spacecraft on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on March 6, 2011.
India and Russia also have a number of other space missions under their belts.
The country has launched satellites for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Polar Satellite System, the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) and the National Space Agency.