Tuesday, October 21, 2008

India launches moon mission in Asian space race

Scientists have better maps of distant Mars than the moon where astronauts have walked. But India hopes to change that with its first lunar mission.

Chandrayaan-1 -- which means "Moon Craft" in ancient Sanskrit -- launched from the Sriharikota space center in southern India early Wednesday morning in a two-year mission aimed at laying the groundwork for further Indian space expeditions.

4 comments:

dad2059 said...

Kudos to India.

Another ancient culture making its presence known again.

Looks good on 'em.

Anonymous said...

Maybe India will blow the lid off the so-called lunar anomalies.

While I dont buy into the whole John Lear spiel, I dont believe that there is 'something' up there that we would all find beyond fascinating.

off topic, Mac I see youre on the Paracast again next week. I look forward to the conversation!

Anonymous said...

* I *do* believe there is something up there ^^^

Mac said...

While I dont buy into the whole John Lear spiel

And you shouldn't!

But I agree that the Moon has its share of anomalies.

Hope you like the new Paracast. I had a good time doing it, as always.