Department of Space30-November, 2011 17:15 IST
Collaboration in Space Programme
India asked other countries for help in Manned Space Programme.As part of Pre-project Studies on “Manned Space Programme” approved by the Government in 2007, Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO) has initiated preliminary studies to understand the technological challenges involved in undertaking Manned Space Progrmme.

In December 2008, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between ISRO and Russian Federation Space Agency on undertaking joint activities in the field of human spaceflight programme.Two feasibility studies were conducted by Russia under this MoU during 2009-2010.

The United states has also expressed interest to collaborate with India on Human Space Flight as stated in the joint statement of Indian Prime Minister and US President during November 2010.

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office Sh V Narayanasamy gave this information in a written reply to a question by Shri K J S Reddy in Lok Sabha today.

(Release ID :77934)