ISRO and NASA Collaborate for ISS Mission Featuring Indian Astronauts

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has progressed significantly in its collaboration with NASA, as it has shortlisted two astronauts from its Gaganyaan program for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This joint mission, set to occur no earlier than October 2024, marks a crucial milestone in India’s space endeavours.

Preparation and Training for ISS Mission
The selected astronauts will travel to the United States for specific training tailored to the ISS environment. While their primary training in India focused on the Gaganyaan modules, they needed additional preparation to become familiar with the ISS modules and protocols. This specialised training is essential to ensure they are adept at handling the ISS’s unique systems and procedures.