Russians to train Iranian astronauts

TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) – Iran’s head of aeronautic systems of Space Agency has said Russian will train Iranian astronauts for space projects.

Mohammad Ebrahimi told Mehr News that Iran planned to send man to space by 2025 and a group of expert physicians and astronomers would be chosen according to their tests results.

He added that “Iran’s Space Agency is negotiating with Iran’s Army Air Force to recruit their expert pilot-physicians, because most of the astronauts should be chosen from among pilots.”

Ebrahimi maintained that an astronaut needed to be trained for at least four years and if a laymen was interested to be trained the time would last longer, since they needed to be trained to be first a pilot.

“Physical and psychological full health in addition to passing all requisite courses are among the mandatory conditions for astronaut selection but the matter of age does not much matter,” added the head of aeronautic systems of Iran Space Agency.

Ebrahimi also said that Iran may cooperate with other space stations of the other countries but the first dispatch would be with a single-astronaut mission.

By Mehr News Agency


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