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By: ET Online

Gaganyaan Mission: Educational qualifications to become an ISRO astronaut

Feb 27, 2024

PM announces names

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Tuesday the names of the four astronauts who will be part of India's first human space flight program, Gaganyaan.

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Who are they?

The four chosen Indian Air Force pilots are Group Captain Prashanth Nair, Group Captain Ajit Krishnan, Group Captain Angad Pratap, and Wing Commander Shubhanshu Shukla.

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Becoming an astronaut

The four astronauts were trained at Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. Here is how you can become an astronaut too.

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Bachelor's degree

Aspiring astronauts need a bachelor’s degree from a good university/college in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology or mathematics.

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Higher degrees

Candidates with a PhD or or a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering or aerospace engineering are usually given the preference.

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Pilot

Indian Air Force pilots are always due to their professional flying aircraft experience. The four Gaganyaan astronauts are all IAF Group Captains.

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Healthy physic

Apart from this, astronauts in general need to have a good height-to-weight ratio, excellent physical shape, good medical reports and in general a healthy lifestyle.

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Healthy eyes

Astronauts also need to have a good eyesight and should not suffer from any chronic health conditions.

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