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Racing up

Does TeamIndus still have a shot at its moonshot?

One by one, as teams racing under the Google Lunar XPRIZE dropped, India’s TeamIndus stood tall. Now five months away from the lift off, it seems standing on shaky ground

July evokes moon memories like no other time of the year. Forty-eight Julys ago, man landed on the moon, setting off a long race to decipher our planetary neighbour. And earlier this month, Moon Express, the private American company that is competing for the $20 million Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP), unveiled its lander and additional missions to the moon.

July is big for us too. Because away from the bright arclights of PR, this is a good time to ask how is India’s…

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