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Indian-American Astronaut in NASA’s manned Moon mission

Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel, is among 18 astronauts, who have been selected by NASA for its ambitious manned mission to the Moon and beyond.

The modern lunar exploration programme will land the first woman and next man on the Moon in 2024 and establish a sustainable human lunar presence by the end of the decade, the American space agency said.

NASA on Wednesday named the 18 astronauts who will train for its Artemis moon-landing programme. The astronauts on the Artemis Team come from a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience. 

 

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