Who Are The 4 Astronauts Selected For India's Gaganyaan Mission? All Details Here

The four astronauts selected for this mission include Group Captain Prashanth Nair, Group Captain Ajit Krishnan, Group Captain Angad Pratap and Wing Commander Shubhanshu Shukla.
Astronauts Selected For India's Gaganyaan Mission

The four astronauts selected for this mission include Prashanth Nair, Ajit Krishnan, Angad Pratap and Shubhanshu Shukla.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the names of the astronaut designates for the Gaganyaan mission at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram.
The four astronauts selected for this mission include Group Captain Prashanth Nair, Group Captain Ajit Krishnan, Group Captain Angad Pratap and Wing Commander Shubhanshu Shukla.
Prashanth Balakrishnan Nair is a skilled Sukhoi fighter pilot who hails from Kerala and has been trained in Russia for the human space flight mission. Nair graduated from the National Defence Academy and had joined the Air Force as a commissioned officer in 1999, a report published by the Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi said.
Group Captain Ajit Krishnan is among the four people chosen to be a part of the mission. Reports have said that three out of the four crew members would be selected to be a part of the mission.
Group Captain Angad Prathap has done his training along with the other three members of the group in Russia for around 13 months, as per ISRO.
Wing Commander Shubhanshu Shukla has also been trained at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow in several aspects of the space movement.
In his address at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, PM Modi said, "India's success in the space sector is sowing the seeds of scientific temperament in the country's young generation...As India is set to become the top-3 economy of the world, at the same time the country's Gaganyaan is also going to take our space sector to a new height."
The Gaganyaan mission is the country's first human space flight program for which extensive preparations are underway at several ISRO centres. According to ISRO, the project expects the demonstration of human spaceflight capability by launching crew of three members to an orbit of 400 km for a three day mission and then bring them back safely to earth by landing in Indian sea waters.
(With inputs from ANI)
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