India likely to fly its first woman astronaut in space by 2021: ISRO

Category : India News
Updated On : January 11, 2019 10:00 PM
By Indian Times Daily

India is keen to fly a woman among the three astronauts who will be sent to space by 2021. Three astronauts, who will be sent to space, will be chosen by the IAF and trained by the Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Bengaluru.

          "We want women astronauts also to be part of the human spaceflight, which we are aiming to achieve by December 2021," the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation`s (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan told reporters at the space agency`s headquarters here.

          There will be two unmanned flights by the space agency onboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) before the manned mission `Gaganyaan`.     

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