India Lands Spacecraft on The Moon’s South Pole

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By Marc W. Polite

Today is an important day in space exploration. This morning, India successfully landed a spacecraft on the south pole of the moon. This is important for two reasons. One, this makes India the first nation to land on this area of the moon. Two, India now joins the United States, Russia, and China as nations who have landed on the lunar surface. In layman’s terms, the side of the moon that does not face the Earth is not very easy to access.

This is a big deal since there is a strong possibility of frozen water there. It could be the key to an eventual lunar settlement.

What we have here, is the beginnings of a 21st century space race. This will be very interesting to watch it all unfold. The gap between modern science and science fiction narrows every day.

Your move, NASA. Lol. Just saying!


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