The commission has approved the proposal for a joint moon mission between ISRO and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a premier American agency.
The mission called Moonrise is slated for launch in 2016 and now it's for NASA to take the final call on the proposal.
"NASA has sought a proposal for moonrise mission. Jet Propulsion laboratory is a pioneer in planetary exploration visiting Mars and Venus and if it seeks Indian partnership it is creditable," said K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, ISRO.
This move comes barely two months after greater space cooperation came up in talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama.
Till a few weeks ago, ISRO was listed on the dreaded Entity List and the US shunned close contact. But after Chandrayaan-1 helped find water on the moon, now a new Indo-US space bonhomie is set to bloom on the parched moon surface.
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