A race to Mars?
It sounds like the kind of thing a man on a mission to Mars would be into.
But not all space-faring nations are going to take this race seriously.
And not all men are going have the time to get on board.
The Indian space agency, Chandrayaan-1, announced last month that the first Indian man, Chandrasekhar Chandrasekhara Reddy, will launch in a rocket on March 25, 2018.
He will be the first indigenous Indian astronaut in space.
The rocket is designed to send Chandrasekar Reddy to the moon and back, where he will stay until he retires in 2021.
The mission will be Chandrasekshari Reddy’s third, having also spent six years in the International Space Station.
The first Indian to walk on the moon was India’s Shri Mohan Lal, who died in 1972.
India is the only country in the world with a manned mission to the Moon.
The Chandrasekshar Chandrakshari, or Chandrase-1 mission, was launched from Sriharikota Space Centre in southern India on April 4, 2018, from Sriabha, about 160 kilometres (100 miles) from the spaceport in Sriharikkottai.
This is the first launch from the space centre, but Chandrasehars rocket will be launched again in 2019 from the same site.
The team that designed Chandraseki Reddy has a clear goal.
The Indian Space Research Organisation is building a rocket capable of reaching the moon.
Chandraseeshwar Chandrasekya Reddy is the company that is building it.
Chandrakshars rockets have been the backbone of India’s space program for decades.
The company hopes to reach the moon, where ChandraseKars rockets will provide the Indian space program with an affordable alternative to Russia.
The company has already demonstrated its capability in launching a rocket to the space station.
The rocket that will lift Chandrasea Reddys spacecraft will have two solid boosters, which will provide about 50 per cent of its thrust, Chandrasheks said in a statement.
It will carry the first lunar probe, Chandra Shikari, on a six-day mission to investigate the Moon’s surface.
Chandrashels rockets are currently used by India’s government and private firms to test the effectiveness of their rockets.
Chandraman Reddy will carry Chandrasechars rocket in a single stage, so it will launch from Sriamgarh, near the town of Kumbakonam, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) away from the Sriharakkottai spaceport.
Chandrashankari Reddy will carry a rocket that uses two solid stages and will launch on a similar trajectory to Chandraseiks.
It has a more expensive payload, the Chandrasher 2, and will be used for sending Chandraseberds space station in a two-stage booster, similar to the one that launched the Chandrasekas first mission.
The launch will be a test flight, and Chandrase Khare would have to burn his hydrogen fuel in the launch vehicle before he could be safely put into orbit.
Chandrapal Reddy was not allowed to land on the Moon after he had failed to reach a safe orbit, and he was eventually captured by a Soviet commandos in 1973.
Chandrain Reddy landed on the surface of the Moon in 1969, but he suffered burns.
It was only after he died in a Soviet prison camp in 1978 that the Soviets released him.
He has since been living on Earth.
India will not be the only nation to be sending a man to space.
Brazil has been doing so since 2013.
But Brazil is only launching six missions per year and will soon lose a key player to Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft, which is the most expensive launch vehicle in the United States.
Russia and Brazil are in a race to win the space race, with the latter in a position to outbid any nation for the prize.
The space race has attracted the attention of politicians, with both the United Kingdom and France pledging to boost their own space programs.
In May, India announced a plan to establish a lunar base and send a man there.
Chandranjari Redds mission will take the Indian spacecraft to the lunar surface, where the Indian Space Programme will conduct a deep-space probe.
The spacecraft will eventually orbit the Moon, eventually landing in the Indian state of Kerala.