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Saturday, January 02, 2010

‘vyomanauts’ in space!

Two thousand fifteen (2015) ‘vyomanauts’ - (vyoma means space or sky in Sanskrit) - will be going to space launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation, reports DNA India. ISRO is planning to build third launch pad at Sriharkota for manned mission with extra facilities like entry into the crew capsule and an escape chute. Only 4 of the 200 will be finally selected for the first space mission training. While two will fly, two shall act as reserve. The process for selection of final four would commence only in 2012.

And, this Blogger thought India's spaceflyers were 'gaganauts' rather than ‘vyomanauts!'