‘Crazy dream’: the former Delhi IT worker in the race to land on the moon


TeamIndus is one of four teams competing to win Google’s Lunar XPrize for the first ever private moon landing, worth $20m

To this day, Rahul Narayan doesn’t know why he said yes, except that it was the very last day to sign up, and if he didn’t agree to it, then there would be no Indian teams in the running. He threw together a proposal and clicked submit.

Perhaps it was the dullness of his day job in IT services, or a last-ditch effort to recapture some adolescent Star Trek-themed fantasy; but once the idea got into his head, it stuck.

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March 20th, 2017 by