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India all set for 52-day trip to Moon

More than a decade after Chandrayaan-1, India will start its second trip to the Moon from the Sriharikota spaceport at 2.51am on Monday.

While a successful mission will mark multiple firsts for India, the attempt is seen as the country’s next step in the international space race.

In 10 years between Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2, China has landed on the Moon multiple times. The latest being ‘Chang’e 4’ that touched down on the far side of the Moon in Jan a first for any country.

 

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