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Apollo 11 Flight Director recalls the historic mission to the moon

For many Americans, the first moon landing serves as a historical but distant memory. Current generations are learning about the event from their parents or from a textbook, but for flight director Gene Kranz, the mission is personal. Including the first manned Apollo mission and the Apollo 11 moon landing. MICHAEL COLLINS OF APOLLO 11 MIRRORS ON HISTORICAL MOON LANDING: …

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India breaks off the moon mission one hour before the start

NEW DELHI – Shortly before launching on Monday, India ended its much anticipated second lunar mission, citing a technical hook to counter the country's growing ambitions in space. The countdown clock for the Chandrayaan 2 mission, which was to be fired at 2:51 am local time from the east coast of the country, was halted, leaving 56 minutes and 24 …

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India is delaying the mission to land a rover on the moon

The Chandrayaan-2 moon mission, which means "Lunar Vehicle" in Sanskrit, would be a first for the country trying to become a space superpower. Only three countries, the United States, the former Soviet Union and China, have landed gently on the lunar surface. However, just 56 minutes before the planned launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh …

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India breaks off the launch of the lunar mission, citing technical issues

India canceled the launch of a spaceship on Monday, landing on the other side of the moon less than an hour before launch. The Chandrayaan 2 mission was stopped when a "technical catch" was observed in the US 640-ton, 14-story rocket, spokesman for the Indian space research organization BR Guruprasad said. The countdown stopped abruptly at T-56 minutes, 24 seconds, …

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Chandrayaan-2: India launches the second moon mission

Copyright Isro Caption The rocket weighs as much as a fully loaded jumbo jet India will launch its second moon mission – if successful, it will be the fourth country to gently land on the lunar surface. Only the US, China and the former Soviet Union could do that. The $ 150 million Chandrayaan-2 mission aims to collect data on …

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Eleven things you've never known about NASA's lunar mission

Fifty years ago, next week, 600 million people around the world watched live television as Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took these historic first steps on the moon. Since then, this achievement has been illuminated in countless books, television shows, documentaries, and feature films. However, some of the most intriguing details of the Apollo 11 saga are …

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