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India's Manned Space Mission Likely To Get Booster Dose From Air Force

15 September, 2018 5:02 AM
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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, the IAF chief, said on Friday that the Bangalore-based Institute of Aerospace Medicine will help in the selection and training of astronauts

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will help the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in accomplishing Mission 'Gaganyaan', India's quest to send astronauts to space. Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, the IAF chief, said on Friday that the Bengaluru-based Institute of Aerospace Medicine will help in the selection and training of astronauts.

For Gaganyaan, India's human space program, future astronauts will most likely emerge from a group of elite IAF pilots who are reputed to be high risk takers. These pilots are trained at some of the best training facilities that exist only at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine.

"The Institute of Aerospace Medicine will help in the selection and training of personnel for the Indian manned space program," Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said.

"It is a useful programme. It is indigenous and it is good that we have in-house capabilities since we have done at least the selection of the first cosmonaut.

Source: ndtv.com

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