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India wants to join Russia, the U.S. and China by independently placing one of its own citizens into space. You can call it India's national desire, but it’s really a race to the Moon with China and Japan. Whatever the reason, it is a good way to heat up healthy competition for Earth's exploration of outer space.

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Wednesday, 18 February 2009 04:39

First on Feb. 20, 1962: John Glenn orbits Earth

On the first attempt by the United States to orbit a human around the Earth, NASA astronaut John Glenn became the first American to be successfully placed in Earth orbit. The date was February 20, 1962, and Glenn was piloting his spacecraft called Friendship 7.

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On February 3, 1966 the Soviet Union’s Luna 9 spacecraft made the first successful soft landing on the Moon, and the United States launched its first operational weather satellite ESSA-1. Both were instrumental in the continuing exploration of outer space by both countries, and now, forty-three years later, by many countries on Earth.

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