14 November 2008


The Indian Space Research Organisation announced today that the Moon Impact Probe from Chandrayaan-1 was successfully deployed and landed on the lunar surface. The date is significant: 14 Nov (1889) is the birthdate of Jawaharlal Nehru. The mission was timed to honor India's first prime minister and seminal figure in the country's modernization and emergence on the global stage. As I've said before, it is a new space race.

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