NASA to Train Indian Astronauts for Joint Mission to International Space StationNASA, ISRO

NASA will provide advanced training to Indian astronauts for a joint mission to the International Space Station.

  • NASA will provide advanced training to Indian astronauts for a joint mission to the International Space Station.
  • The mission could happen this year or shortly thereafter, according to US envoy to India Eric Garcetti.
  • The collaboration between NASA and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is a significant step in strengthening space cooperation between the two nations.

NASA and ISRO are gearing up for a joint mission to the International Space Station, with NASA providing advanced training to Indian astronauts. This mission marks a significant milestone in the collaboration between the two space agencies, with the goal of advancing space exploration and creating new opportunities for job creation.

US envoy to India Eric Garcetti announced the upcoming mission at the ‘US-India Commercial Space Conference: Unlocking Opportunities for US & Indian Space Startups’ in Bengaluru. Garcetti also highlighted the launch of the NISAR satellite, a joint mission between NASA and ISRO to monitor Earth’s resources.

The conference saw participation from senior officials from both governments and leaders from the commercial space industry. ISRO Chairman Dr. S Somanath praised the visionary leadership of both nations, while USIBC president Atul Keshap described the collaboration as a new chapter in US-India space partnership.

The joint mission is a result of the growing strategic partnership between India and the US, with a focus on driving innovation and advancing space cooperation. Senior defence officials from both nations also met in Washington for the second annual US-India Advanced Domains Defence Dialogue (AD3) to discuss strengthening space cooperation and potential collaboration with US industry.