Gaganyaan mission: 12 astronauts to visit Russia for training, says ISRO chief

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Gaganyaan mission of India
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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) President K Sivan said that 12 Indian astronauts, who are in the process of being selected for India’s manned mission to space – space, will be sent to Russia. Thursday visited the Space Applications Center (SAC) in Ahmedabad.

“The process of selecting astronauts is going on. They are going to Russia for about a month of training … We plan to select 12 astronauts and they will go to Russia. The Russians will select four of them and then the selected four astronauts will undergo rigorous training for 15 months, ”Sivan told media persons on the occasion of the 4th ISSE National Conference 2019 held at the SAC campus.

MO Dr. of Atomic Energy & Space Jitendra Singh was also present.

The ISRO chief said that the first unmanned mission under Gaganyaan would be launched by December 2020. “Second unmanned mission we are planning till July 2021 so that we can make manned mission by December 2021,” ISRO chief said.

Asked if one of the selected people has a female astronaut, Sivan said, “So far none of those selected are women. But we want to have a woman. Maybe we will choose one next time. “

Source: Indian Express

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