I was born on a spaceship

India’s government has asked the public to send in images of their children born on board a space probe, in a bid to show that the country’s space programme is a science and technology engine.

The announcement came on the eve of a ceremony in which India will unveil the countrys first spaceship, the BrahMos III, a prototype for the country to send humans into space.

India’s Space Agency (Isro) said the first images of the spacecraft, known as “BrahMos”, will be taken from the ground in a series of videos and live events, expected to take place over three months.

India is planning to send its first two astronauts into space by the end of 2020, but it has been struggling to get the spacecraft to orbit safely.

The government said it will also take the first steps towards establishing a “space tourism” industry, with flights being funded by the government.

“We will soon launch a pilot project for private operators and will provide them with a platform to launch their spacecrafts,” Isro said.

The project is expected to cost around $10 million, with the government setting aside around $1.6 million.

Indian space agency said the spacecraft will be able to conduct research on a wide range of topics including space technology, science and the atmosphere, and also provide “scientific guidance” for the Indian space agency.

The project will also provide information about weather conditions, including humidity and temperature.

The spacecraft will have two stages, one for launching the spacecraft and the other for maintaining the spacecraft.

The first stage will be built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (IsrO), and will be the first Indian spacecraft to carry out deep-space operations, including exploring deep space.

Isr Ola was founded in 2011 by Isro’s founder K. Radhakrishnan and two other Isro scientists.

The organisation has been tasked with building and flying India’s first spacecraft, the Chandrayaan-1 mission, in 2015.

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