India Launches Lunar Mission With Shot at Winning This Year’s Moon Race

From a New York Times story by Kenneth Chang and Hari Kumar headlined “India Launches Lunar Mission With a Shot at Winning This Year’s Moon Race”:

India is on its way back to the moon after a rocket lifted off from Sriharikota, a launch site off the country’s East Coast, on Friday afternoon local time.

The mission, Chandrayaan-3, is largely a do-over after the country’s first attempt at putting a robotic spacecraft on the surface of the moon nearly four years ago ended in a crash and a crater.