India hopes to be the fourth country to land a rover on the moon, behind the US, Russia and China. But that’s not all: the country also plans to send a manned mission into space by 2022.
India wants to solidify its position as a major spacefaring nation by launching its second unmanned lunar mission, which aims to land a rover on the moon's south pole for the first time.
On July 21, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Soon others could follow — even tourists. Comfort might be low, but the experience would be truly stellar.
A "technical snag" led mission control to abort the launch at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota. India wants to become the fourth country to successfully complete a controlled landing on the moon.
Space fans can learn all about the moon, Mars and NASA at a three-day event in the US capital. Whether you want to know about satellite imaging or be run over by a Mars rover — it's all there!
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