Russian Spacesuits For Indian Space Crew? Russian Space Agency Puts Out Statement On Collaboration With ISRO

Russian Spacesuits For Indian Space Crew? Russian Space Agency Puts Out Statement On Collaboration With ISROThe newly built Human Space Flight Center in Bengaluru. (image via Facebook- @sedsindia)

India’s first attempt to send humans into space may feature the spacefarers wearing Russian spacesuits with the two national space agencies set to collaborate on the mission, as reported by Times of India.

“Russia and India are expecting to negotiate the contracts to supply windows, crew seats and spacesuits for the Indian crewed mission,” a statement released by the Russian space agency Roscosmos read.

"The sides also discussed possible Indian crewed flight carrier rocket aerodynamic tests, as well as piloted vehicle and crew rescue system," the statement reads adding that a agreement on the collaboration may be finalised y August-end.

ISRO had earlier entered an agreement with Russia for training of the Indian space crew among other nations like the US and France.

“Glavkosmos will render to HSFC (Human Space Flight Centre) services on consulting support of selection of candidates for the Indian astronauts, providing medical examination of the candidates for access to space flight related training program and providing space flight related training for the Indian astronauts selected on the basis of the medical examination," a statement by Glavkosmos, a Roscosmos-subsidiary had read.

HFSC in Bengaluru is the ISRO department heading and co-ordinating the human space flight program.