posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 09:30 AM
reply to post by indian_moon
There is no such thing as the 'Dark Side of the Moon'.
The correct term is 'Farside'.
It is the bit of the hemisphere that never presents its face, to us here on this planet.
However, the Chinese will get there first, way before the Indians.
AND, any attempt to go to the Moon must first be prefaced with many test space missions, in LEO, to learn about and test equipment. Even smart people
like the Indians won't just willy-nilly launch to the Moon, without verifying hardware and procedures!!
It's scary, though.....if the Indians establish a call-center on the Moon....it will be even more difficult to get tech-support....with a time-lag,