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July 20, 2009

Apollo 40th Anniversary

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“One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind. ”

-Neil Armstrong


Source: NASA


November 9, 2008

Chandrayaan in Lunar Orbit

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Source: ISRO

Chandrayaan was successfully maneuvered in to the lunar orbit around 04:21 EST on November 8th. Chandrayaan was set on a seventeen day journey to the moon on October 22nd. During this period the liquid engine of Chandrayaan was fired five times, to extend its elliptical orbit away from the earth and close to the moon. Chandrayaan entered the lunar transfer trajectory on 4th November.  Chandrayaan is now orbiting around the moon with an eleven hour period of revolution. The elliptical orbit of Chandrayaan passes right over the polar regions of the moon and the space craft can get as close as 504km (roughly 315 miles) to the lunar surface.

This image of the Earth was taken by Chandrayaan, from an elevation of 9,000 km and shows the Northern coast of Australia. On October 29th, ISRO conducted a series of tests to check the health of the camera aboard Chandrayaan.

January 28, 2008

My First Poem

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I’ll tell you a story of
the sun, moon and the sky
The sun loved the sky so much
he filled her with joy

The sky seemed bright and blue
When the sun was around
But the poor sky thought
Moon’d bring her happiness unbound

The sun left the sky and
The sky turned dark
It wasn’t just her self
She made the whole world go stark

The moon came up but
Never made the world vivid again,
But the sky lost the sun forever
Since her day did not remain.

The sun seemed as if He lost all his world
But he knows not that he was just so unique,
Lovable, caring and filling fun around,
The worlds will come for him and stand in a queue.


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