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NASA will send an Indian astronaut to the International Space Station to fulfill the US’ commitment to PM Modi, according to Ambassador Eric Garcetti

NASA will send an Indian astronaut to the International Space

NASA: On Friday, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti announced that NASA will offer training to Indian astronauts as part of a collaborative effort for the International Space Station. Garcetti further stated that the United States intends to send an Indian astronaut to the ISS by the close of this year.

Eric Garcetti stated that America’s objective is on track, referring to the commitment made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to the United States in 2023.

The US envoy, as quoted by PTI, reaffirmed our commitment made during Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s 2023 visit to the US, stating that we remain on track to accomplish our mission of sending someone into space by the end of this year.

On Wednesday, Eric Garcetti provided an update on the collaborative space endeavor between India and the US, known as NISAR. This project, a joint Earth-observing mission involving NASA and ISRO, is scheduled for launch by year’s end, according to Garcetti.

Indian astronauts receiving advanced training

Speaking at the “US-India Commercial Space Conference: Unlocking Opportunities for US & Indian Space Startups” in Bangalore, Eric Garcetti stated that NASA will commence advanced training for Indian astronauts either this year or next, as part of a collaborative initiative to venture to the International Space Station.

He also praised the remarkable efficiency of the Indian space agency, noting that India successfully landed ‘Chandrayaan-3‘ on the Moon last year at a notably low cost.

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He also discussed the potential for advancing nuclear reactor projects in Mithi Virdhi, Gujarat, and Kovadda, Andhra Pradesh, following the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The two companies slated to construct the reactors have expressed apprehensions regarding the Civil Liability Nuclear Damage Act 2010, which mandates prompt compensation to victims of nuclear incidents under a no-fault liability framework.

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