As India’s second moon mission spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 went into the earth’s orbit Monday afternoon, praises began to pour in for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists from across the country.
Chandrayaan-2 lifted off successfully onboard the “Bahubali” rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), also called the “Bahubali”, carrying the satellite aims to land near the south pole of the moon.
“The historic launch of Chandrayaan2 from Sriharikota is a proud moment for all Indians. Congratulations to our scientists and engineers for furthering India’s indigenous space programme. May ISRO continue(s) to master new technologies and continue to conquer new frontiers,” the President Ram Nath Kovind said in a tweet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared photos of himself observing the launch on Twitter. In a series of tweets, Modi hailed the historic moment and lauded the scientists at ISRO for making the mission a success story of India.
“Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history! The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science. Every Indian is immensely proud today! (sic),” tweeted Modi.
Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history!
The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science.
Every Indian is immensely proud today! pic.twitter.com/v1ETFneij0
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2019
Union Home Minister Amit Shah wrote on Twitter: “I congratulate our scientists at @isro for the successful launch of #Chandrayaan2 and setting yet another benchmark in the field of space technology. A grateful nation is proud of them. I also thank PM Modi ji for encouraging our institutions for setting new standards everytime (sic).”
I also thank PM Modi ji for encouraging our institutions for setting new standards everytime. pic.twitter.com/k26szPwhIE
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 22, 2019
The Rajya Sabha also lauded the achievement of ISRO. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said, “This is an important milestone in India’s contribution to explore the outer space.”
“The encouragement and support extended by the government led by the minister concerned and the Prime Minister of India has been crucial for the success of this mission for which they also deserve to be complemented,” he added.
Chief Ministers of Delhi (Arvind Kejriwal), Chhattisgarh (Bhupesh Baghel), Telangana (K. Chandrashekar Rao), and Uttar Pradesh (Yogi Adityanath) also congratulated the ISRO team.
The Goa assembly also congratulated the ISRO scientists.
“This House would like to congratulate ISRO scientists on the success of this mission. This is an extremely proud moment for all Indians,” Speaker Rajesh Patnekar said.