The cabinet's approval for the much-awaited manned mission to space has paved the way for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to start selecting potential astronauts. The chosen ones will be called vyomnauts in a nod to vyom, the Sanskrit term for space, or Gagannauts. ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan told NDTV that the Gaganyaan mission would prove to be a game-changer for the country. "This will be a challenging and exciting mission. We will send two unmanned missions into space before Gaganyaan's launch three years from now," he said. "Work on the mission is on in full swing, and all the targets will be met."