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Waiting for some good news

Will the landing of Chandrayaan-2 lift the slowdown gloom?

Nivedita Mookerji

The moon and stars have for long inspired poets, but these are different times. So when number-studded stimulus packages cannot lift the overwhelming gloom, perhaps the moon can. This Saturday, Chandrayaan-2 is set to create history by landing on the moon, and that may be the only piece of good news Indians have heard in a while. Exactly 50 years after the Apollo 11 achievement, Indian lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 is going to moon’s south polar region.  It will ‘’boldly go where no country has ever gone before’’, Indian Space Research Organisation ...