The Chandrayaan-3 is set to blast off from a spaceport in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh

India’s space agency is readying to launch a rocket that will attempt to land a rover on the moon and mark the country’s arrival as a power in space exploration.

Only the United States, the former Soviet Union and China have made successful lunar landings. An attempt by a Japanese start-up earlier this year ended with the lander crashing.

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