In yet another sign of India's emergence as a global science and technology superpower, India launched its first mission to the moon Oct. 22, rocketing a satellite up into the pale dawn sky in a two-year mission to redraw maps of the lunar surface, reports the Associated Press. Clapping and cheering scientists tracked the ascent on computer screens after they lost sight of Chandrayaan-1 from the Sriharikota space center in southern India. Chandrayaan means "Moon Craft" in ancient Sanskrit. Indian Space Research Organization chairman G. Madhavan Nair said the mission is to "unravel the mystery of the moon. ... We...

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