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France provides space medicine support to India’s manned mission

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France has offered its support in space medicine, astronaut health monitoring, life support, and radiation protection for India’s proposed manned space mission.

“As France has already developed the required technologies and applications for a manned space mission, a working group will be set up for us (France) to share its expertise in space medicine, astronaut health monitoring, and others,” President of French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) Jean-Yves Le Gall was quoted as saying by a news agency.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan also announced the countries’ objective to work on the proposed mission “Gaganyaan” by 2022.

The announced has made on the 6th edition of biennial Bengaluru Space Expo, being held from September 6 to 8.

This collaboration of CNES and ISRO will also be proved beneficial for French space agency in the area of crew transport.

In past, both the agencies have been working across the fields of climate monitoring, joint groups working on future launch vehicles, deep-space exploration with France contributing to India’s future missions to Mars, Venus, and asteroids.

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