ISRO Unveils Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru
by Staff Writers
Bengaluru, India (IANS) Feb 01, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday that it has launched a Human Space Flight Centre here.
"Human Space Flight Centre is operational now... The facility is next to ISRO headquarters," the city-based space agency tweeted.
The Centre is dedicated to developing critical technologies for human space missions.
The facility, unveiled by former ISRO chairman K. Kasturirangan and current chairman K. Sivan, will be headed by S. Unnikrishnan Nair as the Director.
The ISRO aims to send humans to space by December 2021 through its Gaganyaan mission.
A full-scale Gaganyaan crew module model was also unveiled at the Centre, the agency said.
R. Hutton, who was the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Director, will be heading the Gaganyaan project.
Source: IANS News
NASA Announces Updated Crew Assignment for Boeing Flight Test
Houston TX (SPX) Jan 23, 2019
NASA astronaut E. Michael "Mike" Fincke has been added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner's Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later this year. Fincke takes the place of astronaut Eric Boe, originally assigned to the mission in August 2018. Boe is unable to fly due to medical reasons; he will replace Fincke as the assistant to the chief for commercial crew in the astronaut office at NASA's Johnson Space Center. This will be Fincke's fourth trip to space since joining the astronau ... read more
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