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50 years later

Chandrayaan-2 is a shining example of Apollo 11's legacy

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Mission landed two men on the moon. That was the culmination of the first era of space exploration, and it was also the beginning of a new era. One of those astronauts, Neil Armstrong, remarked as he stepped off the Eagle Lander on to the moon, “It was one small step for a man and a giant leap for mankind.”. The first satellite to successfully orbit the Earth, the Soviet Sputnik, was launched in 1957. That sparked a race between the Cold War rivals, as they competed to demonstrate space-going capabilities. Soon, both the US and ...