Chandrayaan 2: ISRO asks what will you take to moon, netizens have fascinating replies

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 July 2019, 08:14 AM
Chandrayaan 2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)
Chandrayaan 2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)

With the launch of Chandrayaan 2 on July 15, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will take another giant leap in aerospace sector. It is to be noted that Chandrayaan 2 is India's second Moon mission after Chandrayaan 1, which will be deployed on the far side of the lunar surface. Ahead of the launch, ISRO conducted an interesting quiz on Twitter.

What would you take to the moon, ISRO asked in a quiz. Interested fans and followers on Twitter replied with interesting answers and the most common response was the National flag. Some users said that a map of India, food and oxygen are essential items required to carry to the moon. Netizens, on the other hand, also mentioned stuff such as a Banyan plant, "Some Soil of our Motherland" and "our kids dreams". In one of the tweets, a user also expressed interest to carry a scoop so that he could "bring back moon water".

Don’t you believe us? Read on for fascinating replies to the Moon Essentials Quiz:

ISRO also featured the most interesting responses on its Twitter account. Take a look:

 

ISRO has recently released the first photographs of the rocket that will carry Chandrayaan 2 – India’s ambitious Rs 1,000-crore moon mission. The historic Chandrayaan 2 mission will target a completely unexplored section of the Moon that is, its “South Polar region - Aitken Basin”. By conducting topographical studies and mineralogical analyses alongside a few other experiments on the Moon’s Surface, the ISRO’s ambitious mission aims to get a better understanding of the Moon’s origin and its evolution. According to ISRO, the mission Chandrayaan 2 will also nurture the findings of Chandrayaan 1.

It is to be noted that the mission is being considered as a challenge since no space agency has ever explored the South Polar Region of the Moon.

Chandrayaan 2 will be launched in the wee hours of July 15 at 0251 hours from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on-board GSLV Mk-III. It will be injected into an Earth parking 170 x40400 km orbit. Subsequently, Chandrayaan 2 will be put on Lunar Transfer Trajectory.

Chandrayaan 2 has three elements including the Rover, the Lander and the Orbiter. As soon as the spacecraft will land on the moon, the lander will separate from the Orbiter and then perform a series of complex manoeuvres comprising of tough braking and fine braking. The lander, named Vikram, will land near the Moon’s South Pole on September the 6th, 2019. It will then carry out experiments on Lunar surface for 1 Lunar day. A single lunar day is equal to 14 Earth days. However. Orbiter will continue its mission for a duration of one year.

As soon as Chandrayaan 2 succeeds in a soft landing on the Moon, it will be a historic moment for India and as well as ISRO. Now you must be waiting eagerly to witness the historic moment when ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 will makes soft landing on the Moon. Aren’t you?

Chandrayaan 2 will be launched in the wee hours of July 15 at 0251 hours. Chandrayaan 2 launch will be one of the biggest events and we are hoping that ISRO scientists will script a history. ISRO Online (https://www.isro.gov.in/) will live telecast the Chandrayaan 2 launch. You can follow the official twitter handle of ISRO and Facebook page for regular updates, images and videos.

Doordarshan (DD) will live telecast the Chandrayaan 2 launch. You can also follow Doordarshan’s youtube channel for live streaming of Chandrayaan 2 launch. Reliance Jio users can watch it on Jio TV.

Importantly, ISRO has opened the door for public viewing of the Chandrayaan 2 launch. ISRO has initiated the online registration process for watching the upcoming Chandrayaan-2 launch. The registration has begun at 00:00 hrs on July 4, 2019.

First Published: Saturday, July 13, 2019 08:13 AM
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