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Statement on India’s Spacecraft Landing on the South Pole of the Moon

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 23, 2023 —  Space Foundation CEO Heather Pringle issued the following statement on the successful landing of India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the Moon.

“Space Foundation congratulates the people of India for this first of its kind achievement in landing on the South Pole of the Moon. The touchdown of Chandrayaan-3 opens a new chapter of exploration and understanding of our nearest neighbor and demonstrates India’s pioneering leadership, commitment and skill to aid those discoveries. We are very excited by the unfolding mission to come and what India will share with the world.”

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