India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk III-M1 blasts off carrying Chandrayaan-1 from the Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota, India. Reuters
The successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 is a significant step for India which is aiming to be a low cost space power (“India joins elite club, successfully lands a spacecraft on the Moon”, July 22, Gulf Today). It has been a long wait for India considering that the first moon landing was in 2008, but it is nonetheless historic
Fifty years ago, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people.
India will step up the international space race on Monday when it launches a low-cost mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the moon.
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