ISRO joins IAM for space flight programme

New Delhi, Dec 31 : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday informed that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Bangalore to carry out basic research/studies on human physiological and psychological requirements for human space flight crew.

ISRO declared that the MoU was signed in 2009 for augmenting/updating existing facilities at IAM to cater to ISRO's Human Space Flight Programme as a pre-project research and development activity.

ISRO Public Relations Officer, B R Guruprasad said that ISRO currently does not have any project on 'Man to Moon'.

The scope of the MoU between ISRO and IAM does not envisage recruitment of crew for ISRO, Guruprasad added.

--IBNS (Posted on 31-12-2013)

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