Nation lauds ISRO on the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2

India scripted history with the launch of its indigenous moon mission Chandrayaan 2 and the nation couldn’t have been prouder.

Chandrayaan 2 was launched on Monday at 2.43 pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. It was launched atop a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII, India’s most powerful rocket and will carry an orbiter, a lander called Vikram and a rover called Pragyan, which has been almost entirely designed and made in India.

Congratulatory messages to ISRO and the scientists behind the mission poured in from all across the nation.

PM Modi extended his proud congratulations through a series of tweets where he stated that ‘The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science.’

PM Modi can be seen cheering with pride with the lift off of Chandryaan 2.

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu extended his heartfelt congratulations and lauded the ISRO team for the successful launch.

President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the scientists at the ISRO and said that “The historic launch of #Chandrayaan2 from Sriharikota is a proud moment for all Indians.

Former External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj extended her proud wishes to the ISRO via Twitter.

While the current External Affairs minister Nirmala Sitharaman also extended her wishes fo the team at ISRO via Twitter.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the ISRO scientists on ‘flawless launching of #Chandrayaan2.

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan tweeted a line from his blockbuster ‘Yes Boss’ song ‘Chaand Tare Tod Lau Lyrics’ as he extended his congratulations to the ISRO team fro the successful launch.

Actor Akshay Kumar extended his proud acknowledgement and congratulations in his tweet.

Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli shared his pride through Twitter.

For the first time, Chandrayaan 2 aims to explore the dark side of the Moon after landing on its south polar region.

India is said to become the first country to aspire to explore this side of the Moon, if the mission achieves its desired goal then it will help India and the World broaden the horizons of human knowledge.

Chandrayaan 1 was the first Indian lunar probe. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008 and operated until August 2009. The mission included a lunar orbiter and an impactor.

Chandrayaan 2 is an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan 1 mission.

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