4 Indian cosmonauts begins training in Russia for Gaganyaan mission


The four Indian Cosmonauts who are selected for India’s first manned mission, Gaganyaan resumed their training in Russia. Last month Russia suspended the activities of the Cosmonauts due to the pandemic Coronavirus. The four Indian Air Force pilots have been undergoing training at the Yu.A. Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow. Their training has begun in Russia on February 10.

In a statement, Russian space corporation, Roscosmos, said, “Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) on May 12 resumed training of the Indian cosmonauts under the contract between Glavkosmos, JSC (part of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos) and the Human Spaceflight Center of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).”

Once the training in Russia gets completed, the astronauts will return back to India and trained here. They will be trained in crew and service modules designed by ISRO and will learn to operate it, work around it, and do simulations.

ISRO is likely to launch the Gaganyaan mission in 2022. The mission is aiming to send a three-person crew to space for a period of seven days where they will do microgravity experiments.



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