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America’s first private moon lander will be made in India

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  • Kudos to India for winning this project. But shame on America for not being able to compete on a strategically vital project that would be a demonstration and reference site, on the moon, for American innovation and execution prowess. Don't blame this on outsourcing, blame this on three decades of education

    Kudos to India for winning this project. But shame on America for not being able to compete on a strategically vital project that would be a demonstration and reference site, on the moon, for American innovation and execution prowess. Don't blame this on outsourcing, blame this on three decades of education failing to provide our nation with the next generation of innovators.

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  • Space is a global endeavor and happy to see that NASA is open to collaborate with new players in the segment. Hope this brings value for both countries. 👍

  • Team Indus is made by a bunch of really bright fellows. It's so good to see that their last setback did not derail them from a mission that's much larger than one prize or one deadline. Many congratulations!

  • The first US lunar lander in the 21st century will be designed in India, the result of NASA’s new willingness to outsource production of its space vehicles.

  • India's technology potential is strong and dynamic.

  • So excited to see this moving forward. This time, we are all going to the Moon together.

  • You may think it's a shame that the skills needed are better outside the US, but the more we get get real world experience and invested partners, the better for all of us. Space needs a global commitment and, the US political base has been mostly tepid projects and hot air for decades. We need to get out there

  • The is a big step. Space exploration is a global endeavor and every country that can, should participate. Before forming an opinion on the merits of the contracts we need a lot more information on the details. Teamindus was formed to compete in the Google lunar x competition so the lander technology

    The is a big step. Space exploration is a global endeavor and every country that can, should participate. Before forming an opinion on the merits of the contracts we need a lot more information on the details. Teamindus was formed to compete in the Google lunar x competition so the lander technology is already developed. Additionally Teamindus is already involved with the I S R O so the company has experience. This contract gives NASA a headstart on meeting the shorter deadlines.

  • America has been exporting all of our technology for over 50 years now to other countries. All of our manufacturing jobs and much more have been sent over seas to benefit the top one percent who get to pay cheaper wages at the expense of American workers and families. Plus no one thinks about how long

    America has been exporting all of our technology for over 50 years now to other countries. All of our manufacturing jobs and much more have been sent over seas to benefit the top one percent who get to pay cheaper wages at the expense of American workers and families. Plus no one thinks about how long will it take before other countries like China reverse engineer everything we sent them to manufacture and they use it against us. Wait till China creates their on operating systems that compete against Windows, Apple and Americans computer processors. That could destroy the American economy one day when everything we sent overseas is used to compete against us. All so that a small percent of the population can control 70 percent of the wealth in The USA. The USA still has some of the best engineering companies in the world like Lockheed and Boeing. This is not due to lack of American know how or ability this is to save money at the expense of the American worker.