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IAF completes first level of astronaut selection for Gaganyaan

Bengaluru: The primary degree of collection of Indian astronauts for Mission Gaganyaan has been accomplished on the Institute of Aerospace Drugs right here, the Indian Air Power (IAF) stated on Friday.

Gaganyaan is India’s maiden human spaceflight programme.

The chosen pilots needed to move by in depth bodily train exams, lab investigations, scientific exams, radiological exams and psychology analysis, the IAF stated.

Mission Gaganyaan goals to launch an Indian-crewed spacecraft by the Indian House Analysis Organisation (ISRO) by 2022.

Indian House Analysis Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Ok. Sivan, has stated that ISRO is able to engaging in this mission throughout the given time frame.

The Gaganyaan challenge is value Rs 10,000 crore. It was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout his Independence Day speech final 12 months. It entails a three-member Indian crew being despatched to area for a interval of seven days. The spacecraft shall be positioned in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km.

Two unmanned and one manned flight shall be undertaken as a part of the Gaganyaan mission.

4 Indian astronauts will go to Russia by November this 12 months for 15 months of coaching for this goal, which is able to happen on the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Coaching Centre. The rigorous coaching in Russia shall be adopted by additional coaching again house in India for six to eight months.

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