First came the discovery of water by Chandrayaan-1. Last week this important find was confirmed by Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope. This was followed by an annoucement by Isro chairman, K.Radhakrishnan, that India may participate in Nasa's mission to the moon, ``MoonRise.'' Yes, a fairly active period for India on the lunar front.
On Thursday, it was again the turn of secretary of India chapter of Moon Society, Pradeep Mohandas, to inform ``Beyond Moon and Mars (BMM) that India will be participating in the prestigious Google Lunar X Prize. The Indian space enthus have been named their group Team Indus and its leader is New Delhi-based Rahul Narayan.
Honestly, Pradeep has been off and on talking BMM about this lunar competition. But BMM a spacebuff and passionate about space exploration, somehow failed to respond very actively! BMM accepts that it was its fault!!!!!!!!!!! But not on Thursday night when BMM made its best efforts to contact Rahul in New Delhi, but did not succeed. BMM was doing a report about Team Indus for The Times of India.
BMM accessed Team Indus's website which said :