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Inc42 Shots | ISRO’s Gaganyaan Mission: 4 Air Force Pilots To Undergo Training In Russia

As India buckles up for its upcoming ambitious space missions, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decided to send four air force pilots to Russia to train them as astronauts for the country’s maiden human spaceflight, Gaganyaan.

Highlighting the progress of Gaganyaan, Kailasavadivoo Sivan, chairman of ISRO, in a press conference, on Wednesday (December 1), said that the process of astronaut selection for the mission is completed. “Four astronauts have been selected, who will undergo extensive training,” he added.

ISRO, for the Gangayaan mission, which is expected to get completed by 2022, is also looking to test a spaceflight with a humanoid in it before the final launch of Gangayaan.

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Inc42 Staff