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India prepares to land rover on moon in global space race

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world s spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole. The Indian Space Research Organization plans to launch a spacecraft using homegrown technology on Monday, and it is scheduled to touch down on the moon Sept. 6 or 7. The $141 million Chandrayaan-2 mission will analyze minerals, map the moon s surface and search for water. It will boldly go where no country has ever gone before, ISRO said in...

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