ISRO chief prepares for Gaganyaan, says - "12 Astronauts will go to Russia for training"
ISRO chief prepares for Gaganyaan, says -

New Delhi: Indian Space Agency (ISRO) chief Dr K. Sivan has said that "ISRO and the Air Force together have selected 12 astronauts for Gaganyaan. We will send these astronauts to Russia. It is expected that these astronauts will be transported to Russia in late October or early November. After this, four astronauts will be selected at the training centre of Russia. The rest will return"

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The four astronauts selected will undergo 15 months of rigorous training. After this, on December 2021, three out of four astronauts will be sent to space for seven days. However, female astronauts are not included in the currently selected astronauts. Sivan said these things during the fourth ISSE National Conference-19 held at the Space Application Center (SAC) in Ahmedabad. Sivan also said that the Gaganyaan mission will be completed in three parts. The first unmanned vehicle will be delivered to space in December 2020. So that its necessary systems can be investigated at the primary level. After the return of the vehicle, necessary changes will be made in it.

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Dr K. Sivan said that after this, an unmanned vehicle will be sent to space again in July 2021. After the return of the vehicle, all its necessary systems will be examined. Changes will be made if necessary. Then finally on December 2021, Gaganyaan will be sent to space with three passengers. Dr K.K. Sivan said that both unmanned missions are necessary so that all the necessary systems can be examined because ISRO does not want to take any risk before humans are sent to space.

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