Gaganyaan astronauts trained in same centre as Rakesh Sharma

The first four astronauts for India’s groundbreaking human spaceflight initiative, Gaganyaan, underwent comprehensive training at Russia’s Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center—a historical center where Rakesh Sharma, India’s pioneer in space, had previously trained in 1984. ​​Located in Star City, just north of Moscow, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center is renowned for its cutting-edge facilities, encompassing integrated simulators and diverse survival training scenarios.