India successfully launched its second mission to the moon on Monday, a week after a technical snag forced the country’s space mission to postpone the attempt.
“We bounced back in flying colours after the earlier technical snag. Success is coming after a hollow,” said Kailasavadivoo Sivan, chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), about the mission called Chandrayaan-2.
If successful, the mission will allow Isro scientists to carry out studies regarding the presence of water at the moon’s south pole, unexplored by any other nation before.
For the first time in Indian history Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar mission is leading by two women scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Muthayya Vanitha is leading the Chandryaan-2 and on the other hand, Ritu Karidhal is working as Mission Director.
It had never happened before when women power is heading this much of highly important ISRO mission. Project Director and Mission Director both are women for Chandrayaan-2. Muthayya Vanitha is an electronics engineer, now responsible for the success and failure of Chandrayaan-2.
(With Agency Inputs)