India Prepares to Land Rover on Moon in Global Space Race

India also plans to send humans into space by 2022, becoming only the fourth nation to do so.

  • Published 12 July 2019
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NEW DELHI (AP) — India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world’s spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole. The Indian Space Research Organization plans to launch a spacecraft using homegrown technology, and it is scheduled to touch down on the moon Sept. 6 or 7. The $141 million Chandrayaan-2…

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