S02E37: Lunar Highs & Lows: Russia's Mishap and India's Triumph
Astronomy Daily - the PodcastAugust 24, 2023x
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S02E37: Lunar Highs & Lows: Russia's Mishap and India's Triumph

**Episode Highlights:** 1. **Russia's Lunar 25 Mission Failure:** - The Lunar 25 unmanned spacecraft crashed on the moon on August 19, marking Russia's first lunar expedition mishap in 47 years. - Speculations arise about corruption within Russia's space agency as a potential cause for the mission's failure. - Russian astronomer and key consultant to the mission, Mikhail Morov, experienced a sharp decline in health post the crash. He's currently hospitalized in Moscow's elite central clinical hospital. - Professor Morov emphasizes the need for transparency in the mission's investigation and the importance of Russia's continued lunar exploration. 2. **India's Lunar Success with Vikram Lander:** - India celebrates a significant achievement as the Vikram Lander, part of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, successfully lands on the moon near the lunar South pole. - With this accomplishment, India joins the ranks of Russia, the United States, and China, becoming the fourth nation to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon. - The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) acknowledges this as a monumental step for Indian science, engineering, technology, and industry. **Tune in:** Don't miss our upcoming episodes for more in-depth details and discussions. Catch our full show on Friday and Monday! **Thank you for tuning into Astronomy Daily. Stay curious and keep looking up!
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