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India willwill stepstep upup thethe internationalinternational spacespace racerace onon MondayMonday whenwhen itit launcheslaunches aa low-cost missionmission toto becomebecome onlyonly thethe fourthfourth countrycountry toto landland aa probeprobe onon thethe Moon.Moon.

JustJust fivefive daysdays beforebefore thethe 50th anniversaryanniversary ofof man'sman's firstfirst lunarlunar landing,landing, Chandrayaan-2 -- oror MoonMoon ChariotChariot 2 -- willwill blastblast offoff fromfrom aa tropicaltropical islandisland offoff Andhra Pradesh statestate afterafter aa decade-long build-up.build-up.

TheThe missionmission willwill alsoalso highlighthighlight howhow farfar spacespace traveltravel hashas advancedadvanced sincesince Neil Armstrong's giantgiant leapleap forfor mankindmankind duringduring thethe Apollo 11 mission.mission.

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