India launches its first moon mission

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's official: Indians are members of the Outer Space Club. A rocket carrying an unmanned satellite lifted off from the Sriharikota space centre in southern India. The satellite Chandrayaan-1, which means "lunar craft" in Sanskrit, is scheduled to orbit the moon for two years. The mission is to study the moon's mineral composition.


Sanjoy Majumder

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