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Chandrayaan-2: A Historic Moment Was Just On The Edge

Chandrayaan 2
Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan 2, which was launched on July 22, lost the connection with Vikram lander. PM Modi consoled ISRO scientists. It’s a three-module spacecraft comprising an orbiter, lander, and rover. 60 students from across the nation watched it live along with prime minister Narendra Modi and ISRO scientists.

Chandrayaan 1 and Mangalyaan were India’s previously undertaken orbital missions around the Moon and Mars respectively.

The exact spot for landing would be determined minutes before the landing; which makes it one of the extremely complex missions for India.

Chandrayaan-2: Why are we going to the moon again?

The Cold War was marked not just by an arms race and the growing threat of nuclear weapons. It was also a period of the space race.

The Soviet Union achieved the first milestone of this space race on October 4, 1957, when they placed the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik (Russian for “traveler”) into the Earth’s orbit. Four months later, the Americans launched their satellite — Explorer 1.

The second milestone in this space race came four years later on April 12, 1961, when Russia’s Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly in space. The Americans were not far behind, sending Alan Shepherd into space just 23 days later!

The third and decisive milestone of this race came on July 20, 1969, when humanity for the first time stepped beyond this planet. When Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin set foot on the moon — becoming the first humans to do so — the Americans finally defeated the Soviets in the space race.

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