Saturday, December 20, 2008

Russia to send an ISRO scientist in a manned space mission

ISRO is planning for a manned space mission from Sriharikota between 2014 and 2015.
Before that Russia will send an ISRO scientist to space around 2013. The person chosen will be a scientist from ISRO. He will undergo training at Star City near Moscow. The manned space mission will give ISRO insight into manned space missions.
ISRO is also planning for a manned flight to moon around 2020.
Rakesh Sharma is the first cosmonaut of India. He had been to space in a Russian space flight.
Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams(citizens of US and people of Indian origin) had been to space in NASA space missions.

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