Gaganyaan astronaut-elects begin training in Russia

IndiaTimes Monday, 10 February 2020
The four Indian astronaut-elects, who left for Russia on Friday, have begun their 12-month long training on Monday. The four Indian Air Force (IAF) test pilots, picked after thorough screening, have been put on the planned training programme at the Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Russia.

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