Tuesday, May 09, 2006

"Indian Moon Mission to Carry NASA Devices"

Wow. Who'da thunk this would've happened? India and the U.S. teaming up on a moon mission.

NEW DELHI - An Indian unmanned mission to the moon will carry two NASA scientific devices designed to find minerals and ice on the lunar surface, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

The deal between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO is seen as another sign of the increasingly close ties between New Delhi and Washington after decades of Cold War estrangement.

I wish them well, and I hope this bodes well for humanity's space exploration in general -- and our international relations in particular.

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