(Juhi Aishwary, Journalist): Four astronauts selected for India’s first manned space mission Gaganyaan have again started training in Russia. Their training was halted due to the coronavirus epidemic. Their training started on 10 February this year.
The training of Indian astronauts in Russia has been started from May 12.
The Russian Space Corporation Roskosmos said in a statement that the work of retraining Indian astronauts has started from May 12. Preparations have been started by the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonates Center (GCTC) as per the agreement between the Glavkosmos, JSC (State Space Corporation Roskosmos), and the Human Spaceflight Center of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
Health of four Indian astronauts better
The health of the four Indian astronauts remains good. The epidemic protocol is being followed in all the centers of GCTC. Special attention is being given to cleanliness and sanitization.
Standards for maintaining physical distance are also being followed
Standards for maintaining physical distance are also being followed and entry into the center of unauthorized people is banned. Masks and gloves have been made mandatory for all employees and astronauts.
Four Indian astronauts are being trained in Moscow
Roskosmos has also tweeted a photo of astronauts wearing a tricolor dress. The four Indian astronauts are being trained in Moscow and if everything goes well, these people will go to Gaganyaan.
Gaganyaan mission will cost about 10 thousand crores rupees
The cost is about 10 thousand crores rupees on Gaganyaan mission. It is planned to be released in 2022 in India’s 75th independence year.
NASA searching for Americans for eight months of isolation
NASA is searching for US citizens for an eight-month study of social isolation in preparation for missions to Mars and the Moon. These participants will not only have to live in a lab in Moscow but will also experience the same environmental aspects as the crew members on Mars.
Looking for healthy people
The International Space Agency is looking for healthy individuals between the ages of 30 and 55 who can speak fluently in both English and Russian for their next spaceflight simulation study. It is also mandatory for them to have MS, Ph.D., MD, and Military Training Officer degree. However, NASA has also assured to consider applications for those with a bachelor’s degree, military or professional experience. During isolation, these people will study the same psychological and physical effects as astronauts do.