ISRO: No Manned Mission to Moon

India’s quest for a manned mission to the moon will have to wait a few more years as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has clarified that there are no such plans in the near future. Last week, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed by ISRO with the Institute of Aerospace Medicine was widely reported as the precursor to the selection of astronauts for a manned moon mission. ISRO ruled this out and said that the MoU did not ‘envisage recruitment of crew for ISRO’. “The MoU has been signed to carry out basic research/studies on human physiological and psychological requirements for human space flight crew and for augmenting/updating existing facilities at IAM to cater to ISRO’s human space flight program as a pre project research and development activity,

Source: Indian Express

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