South Pole of the Moon is a place that is considered the coolest in space today. Almost every country that has a space program, is vying for a place there.
As quoted from NPRTuesday (29/8/2023) south pole Month has its own charm. Countries that can land there could have the opportunity to explore dark polar craters in hopes of finding usable amounts of water ice.
On Wednesday (23/8) last week, India made history as the fourth country to successfully land on the Moon after the US, the Soviet Union and China. India’s national space agency, ISRO, successfully landed the Chandrayaan-3 probe near the south pole of the Moon.
This is the first time India has landed a spacecraft on the Moon, and the first time for a country to successfully land on the coveted south pole of the Moon.
Many countries have tried it, including Japan, Israel, and most recently Russia. Unfortunately for the Russians, the Luna-25 spacecraft they sent to the south pole of the Moon crashed on the surface of the Moon, days before the successful Indian landing.
Meanwhile, NASA is preparing for the ARTEMIS mission to return to Month. Europe and Saudi Arabia have also set their locations on their upcoming Moon missions.
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