Russia: 'training of Gaganyaan astronauts put on hold'

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Russia: 'training of Gaganyaan astronauts put on hold'

Apr 06, 2020 22:27 IST

The training of Gaganyaan's four prospective astronauts in Russia has been put on hold as the facility where the exercise is being undertaken has been temporarily shut in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, sources told PTI on Monday. The four test pilots of the Indian Air Force, who were chosen for India's first manned mission to space, have been undergoing training at the Yu.A. Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow since February. The suspension of training for nearly four weeks will not likely hurt the 12-month programme as a buffer of three months had been kept to factor in exigencies.

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