Made a “Thank you” page on my personal blog. It’s a place for permanent gratitude to particularly notable people and things that shaped me and got me this far. :)

Moon exploration last week was 🔥

→ Cereal box sized NASA satellites ready for science

→ Lunar Outpost rover to test Nokia’s 4G/LTE network on the Moon

→ Intuitive Machines building a fascinating hopper craft

→ Israeli to test extracting oxygen from lunar soil

and more! 🚀🌗

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Let’s go forward to the Moon. 🚀🌗 :D

Ooty, India. Clouds below and roots above.

Sometimes I feel like I should settle away from the city and write on the Internet from places of peace.

12 years ago today, India’s Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft captured a solar eclipse from the Moon! I made this GIF from its images.

Details of execution in my interview of Chandrayaan 1’s Mission Director: 🚀

My Dad wrote this on the board today. Above is Neil Armstrong’s “One Small Step..” quote in Gujarati.

I assure you I had little role getting him excited for today’s Blue Origin launch of humans. Say what you want about commercial space, it does get people excited in new ways. 🚀

Last week in Moon exploration saw hardware progress! 🌗

→ NASA readies Orion for 1st flight around the Moon

→ ispace Japan begins assembling its lunar lander

→ China distributes Chang’e 5 samples for scientific study

→ Astrobotic advances its autonomous rover

and more! 🚀


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