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ISRO had earlier said it has planned two trial flights without crew ahead of Gaganyaan -- the first one around December 2020 and the second around July 2021.
ISRO chairman K. Sivan told reporters the humanoid will simulate human functions in space and also interact with the environment control life support system.
The astronauts for India’s first crewed space mission were selected after a round of training in Russia by the launch service provider called Glavkosmos.
When PM Modi announced Gaganyaan on 15 August 2018, he had said 'an Indian son or daughter' will carry the national flag on the trip in 2022.
ISRO is helping set up a research centre at IIT-Delhi that is expected to contribute to Gaganyaan project, through which India hopes to send manned missions to space.
ISRO’s proposed Gaganyaan mission will be India’s first manned space flight, made using indigenous technologies. It is scheduled for December 2021.
At least 2 of the 10 are likely to be chosen for the 2022 mission. Those selected will be given initial training in India and advanced training abroad, which could be Russia.
ISRO will pick three test pilots from the Indian armed forces, which currently have no women in these posts, for India's first manned space mission scheduled for 2022.
The space agency planning a human spaceflight programme which is likely to include a woman astronaut.
ISRO chief K Sivan said they were looking for people with flying experience to send on India's first manned space flight being planned for 2022.
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