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4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan mission: Isro chief K Sivan

After the successful Chandrayaan mission by India, ISRO is all set with four astronauts who are chosen for the nation's upcoming mission, 'Gaganyaan ,' India's space agency Isro said today.

Anab Mehdi

Anab MehdiBy Anab Mehdi

Published on 1 Jan 2020 7:14 AM GMT

4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan mission: Isro chief K Sivan
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Lucknow: After the successful Chandrayaan mission by India, ISRO is all set with four astronauts who are chosen for the nation's upcoming mission, 'Gaganyaan ,' India's space agency Isro said today.

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Gaganyaan is an Indian crewed orbital spacecraft intended to send astronauts to space for a minimum of seven days by 2022, as part of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Isro chief K Sivan said many of Gaganyaan's systems needed to be tested, and that crew training would be a major activity this year.

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Sivan said India's next moon mission, Chandrayaan-3, had been approved and would mostly be launched next year.

The ongoing moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, has been largely successful -- but the Vikram lander failed to soft-land on the Moon in September. Nasa recently published images of debris at the crash site, with help from a Chennai techie.

K Sivan also said land acquisition for a second spaceport in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu -- measuring 2,300 acres -- had been initiated.

We wish good luck to the real life super hero's of our country!!!

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