Indian space shuttle: Can India beat China to moon?

| Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 19:12
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India, space shuttle, ISRO, Science news,Ajay Lele, US, Russia

New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to make history by launching an indigenously built space shuttle. While the final version of the shuttle might take 10-15 years, a low-cost reusable vehicle will be launched by ISRO soon. 
As per the scientists, it will be a light weight shuttle which is likely to put it at advantage over shuttles of other countries. 
"ISRO's plan to launch shuttle is in an initial stage. There is great excitement about the news, however, it will take some time to materialise", said scientist Ajay Lele
China, Russia and U.S. are the only three countries to have achieved this feat.

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The headline does not match

The headline does not match the content of this article. First of all the Indians are stated to launch a prototype shuttle which is a basically a recoverable rocket powered vehicle. Secondly, space shuttles can carry astronauts. Will the Indians be putting any live animals with life support in this prototype. If not then it's just that, a recoverable rocket. Thirdly, even the US space shuttle never left low earth orbit for the moon. It was used mainly as a transport to the space station.

The headline should read "Can

The headline should read "Can India beat USA in space shuttle" instead of always comparing with China.

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