New York, Jan. 11 -- An Indian-American will be among astronauts who may get a chance to go to the moon or Mars following his graduation from NASA's programme to train astronauts for those missions and the International Space Station.

Raja Chari was among the 11 astronauts who received silver pins on Friday marking their graduation at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston after two years of gruelling training.

After they go into space they will exchange their silver pins for gold in a NASA tradition.

He is the third Indian-American astronaut.

Explaining the Artemis programme in which he will participate, Chari said in an interview to IANS: "We're trying to get to the moon to stay by 2024, and we have the technology to do that. We're wor...