An Indian startup could be the first private entity to land on the moon

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Rahul Narayan had no clue about space. In 2010, he was in the software industry, running a startup that developed products for an ecommerce company. 

Who knew seven years later, he would on his way sending a rover to the moon?

Narayan and his friends were intrigued by Google Lunar X-Prize competition announced in 2010. 

The competition invited private companies to land a rover on the moon, make it travel for 500 meters and beam high resolution photos and videos back to Earth.  

“We were looking and saying that if any Indian team is doing this we got to be a part of this. Whether building software or doing marketing, this is the project of a lifetime,” Narayan told Mashable two months ago at the Team Indus campus in Bangalore.  Read more…

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