Bengaluru: India is planning to put three pilots in space as Gaganyaan which are likely aged between 28 and 38. India does not have a woman test pilot as on date, hence it is improbable for a woman to go to space in 2022. ‘Test pilots’ will be the first Indian crew in the space.
The process to shortlist candidates is yet not completed and at this stage, there are also no probable names. ‘ For the first mission, the entire crew will be test-pilots. ISRO and IAF have agreed upon this’, said an official.
Bureau news, Kokan now, Bengaluru.