Why India must keep chasing its space dream

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Space exploration is essential for development of the human race. Image: iStock

Why do we spend millions of rupees on space explorations, say for example mission Chandrayaan-2? What is the urgency to know how and when the Moon was formed when a sizeable chunk of the Indian population struggles to get clean drinking water and enough food to eat? There are many of the view that astronomy and space exploration have no direct relation to life on Earth and may even be a misplaced priority.

As Chandrayaan-2 speeds towards the Moon, some wonder whether politics is driving space exploration. It is definitely something to consider as this mission will make India only the fourth nation in......