India announced it plans to launch its own space station by 2030. But how hard is it to launch a space station?

In June, the Indian Space Research Organization, or ISRO, announced that it plans to launch its own space station by 2030.

This would make India the fourth country to launch a space station that is solely its own, along with Russia, the United States, and China.

India is yet to send a human being into space and the country has not released any concrete plans on how it plans to build its station or what it will even look like, but it is an ambitious and admirable goal.

From the Soviet Union’s Saylut 1, Saylut 2, and Cosmos 557, to China’s Tiangong-1 and Tiangong-2, we dive into what challenges other nations faced while putting their first space stations into orbit on this episode of Elements.

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