The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) will get more time to explore the Moon than primitively planned after getting approval for a 28-day extension from the US space agency, NASA.
India is planning to launch the Chandrayaan-2, country`s second lunar exploration mission, in the next two to three years.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has said that the next logical step in space exploration would be a permanent base on the Moon.
China`s Jade Rabbit rover sent back its first pictures from the moon, as state media on Monday lauded the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades as a step forward for the "well-being" of the world.
China has upgraded its rockets for an upcoming lunar mission, keeping up with its plan to emerge as a major power in space technology rivalling US and Russia.
ISRO plans to launch 58 space missions, including sending spacecraft to moon and Mars.
China`s Chang`e-2 spacecraft is successfully launched to test key technologies and map the Moon.
Chandrayaan was the 1st mooncraft to have confirmed presence of water on moon.
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