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Chandrayaan-2: Here’s How Twitteratis Reacted To ISRO’s Brave Attempt

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 September 2019, 12:18 PM
PM Modi with ISRO team (Photo Credit: pib)
PM Modi with ISRO team (Photo Credit: pib)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Communications with Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander to ISRO's ground station in Bengaluru were lost minutes before touchdown.
    • Twitter users came forward to comfort the scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission.
    • Twitter users assured scientists that Indians remain proud of their valiant effort to place the country's footprint on an unexplored part of Moon.

Nation was eagerly waiting for ISRO’s ambitious Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft for its soft landing on the Moon. However, communications with Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander to ISRO's ground station in Bengaluru were lost minutes before touchdown. This was a big setback for ISRO and as well as to the country. In a statement, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that communication from Chandrayaan 2's 'Vikram' lander to ground station was lost during its powered descent to the lunar surface in the early hours of Saturday and data is being analysed. Soon after this, many Twitter users came forward to comfort the scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission and assure them that the Indians remain proud of their valiant effort to place the country's footprint on an unexplored part of the Moon.

President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, "With #Chandrayaan2 Mission, the entire team of ISRO has shown exemplary commitment and courage. The country is proud of ISRO. We all hope for the best." 

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "India is proud of our scientists! They've given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be! The ISRO chairman gave updates on Chandrayaan 2. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme." 

Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Indian space agency's achievement of taking the Chandrayaan-2 so far was an achievement in itself. "India stands with its committed and hardworking scientists at ISRO. My best wishes for future endeavours," he added.  

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated ISRO scientists over the "incredible work" carried out on the Chandrayaan 2 mission. "Your passion & dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain. It has laid the foundation for many more pathbreaking and ambitious Indian space missions," he said. 

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said, "We are proud of our scientists. They have created history. No need to lose heart. Our scientists have done a great job. Jai Hind!"  

Chairman of Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra said, “The communication isn’t lost. Every single person in India can feel the heartbeat of #chandrayaan2 we can hear it whisper to us that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” 

Also Read: ISRO Loses Contact With Chandrayaan-2 Moments Before Landing On Moon Surface

Here’s how Twitteratis reacted to ISRO’s brave attempt: 

First Published: Saturday, September 07, 2019 06:38 AM
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