Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre(GCTC)

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News:Recently,four Indian pilots chosen as candidate-astronauts for Gaganyaan mission began their training at the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre(GCTC).

Facts:

About the Programme:

  • The programme includes basic or generic astronaut training followed by activities specific to the first Indian human space mission, Gaganyaan.
  • At the end of all training modules in India and Russia,one or two of the four will be named to circle the earth in the first crewed Gaganyaan, which is planned around 2022.

About GCTC:

  • The Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre(GCTC) is a training facility responsible for training cosmonauts for their space missions.It is located in Moscow,Russia.

About Gaganyaan:

  • Gaganyaan is India‚Äôs first Human Space Flight Programme to be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022.