India to launch first manned spacecraft in 2013

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Moscow, Jan 12: By 2013, India will be reportedly ready to launch its first manned spacecraft.

According to a report in Voice of Russia, India would be launching its first manned spacecraft by sending two astronauts into orbit in a Russian spaceship in 2013.

Quoting a news agency, the report said that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be buying the Russian Soyuz spaceship to launch its cosmonauts into orbit.

Besides paying for the spacecraft India will also finance the training of the Russian cosmonaut who is to head the team of Indian cosmonauts, Vitaly Davydov, Deputy Head of Roskosmos, the governmental organization responsible for managing the Russian space program, is quoted as saying.

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