IAF signs MoU with ISRO for crew selection, training for Gaganyaan Programme
30, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- Indian Air Force has signed an MoU with ISRO for crew selection and training for the prestigious Gaganyaan Programme. Air Vice Marshal R G K Kapoor handed over the MoU to R Hutton, Project Director of Gaganyaan Programme.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address last year, had announced the launch of Gaganyaan – India’s maiden human spaceflight programme by 2022.
- This programme will provide a unique micro-gravity platform in space for conducting experiments and test for future technologies.