Taking billion dreams to Moon, Chandrayaan-2 launched; here is how Twitterati reacted

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 July 2019, 07:50 PM
Chandrayaan-2 launch (Photo Source: @isro)
Chandrayaan-2 launch (Photo Source: @isro)

Taking a billion dreams to the Moon, India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 aimed at landing a rover on unchartered Lunar South Pole has been successfully launched onboard the country’s most powerful geosynchronous launch vehicle from the spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on Monday.

The three-stage rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 2.43 p.m amid cloudy skies, a week after the earlier launch was called off on July 15 following a technical snag observed during the propellant filling stage.

Meanwhile, twitter reactions, which followed the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2, congratulate the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the major breakthrough that added another feather to its cap. Here is how Twitterati reacted on the event.

READ | Chandrayaan-2 lift-off shows prowess of our scientists, every Indian immensely proud: PM Modi

President Ram Nath Kovind:

The historic launch of Chandrayaan-2 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 to master new technologies, and continue to conquer new frontiers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history! The launch of Chandrayaan-2 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!

Union Home Minister Amit Shah:

I congratulate our scientists at ISRO for the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 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.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar:

Chandrayaan2 is India’s first rover-based space mission targeted to reach the Moon’s south polar region. Today's launch of Chandrayaan-2 reflects India's growing prowess in space technology. Congratulations Team!

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri:

If Lunar landing of Apollo 11 was hailed as 'Giant leap for mankind' the launch of Chandrayaan-2 will be remembered as a 'Giant leap for womankind.' Congratulations to the ISRO team led by space scientists M Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal for India's leap to the lunar south pole.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani:

Heartily Congratulations to ISRO for the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 from Sriharikota.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia:

A moment of pride for every Indian as GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully launches Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft I congratulate ISRO for the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 which is going to explore unchartered South Pole. Wishing all the best to its journey ahead.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh:

Congratulations to ISRO scientists on flawless launching of Chandrayaan-2 from Sriharikota. Team ISRO scripted a new chapter in India’s space history with the launch of this ambitious and indigenous Mission to Moon. The nation is extremely proud of its scientists and Team ISRO.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot:

Congratulations ISRO for the successful launch of India's 2nd Moon Mission, Chandrayaan2. Indeed a historical moment and entire Nation is very proud! It's a glorious step forward for our space mission and scientists.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan:

Chaand Taare todh laoon. Saari duniya par main Chhaoon! To do that requires hours and hours of painstaking work and integrity and belief. Congratulations to the team at ISRO for Chandrayaan-2.

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir:

I always looked up at the moon as a child, wondering what secrets it's hiding. The successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 will shed some light on these secrets and motivate the next gen to help India's space exploration programme. I congratulate everyone at ISRO for this success.

Cricketer Suresh Raina:

This is HISTORIC! Propelling a billion dreams into the sky. What a proud moment for Chandrayaan-2.

Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag:

Many congratulations to Team Chandrayaan2 isro for the successful and seamless launch!

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar:

ISRO has yet again accomplished a mammoth feat. Salute to the team who have spent countless days ensuring the success of Chandrayaan-2.

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan:

Indeed a historic moment for India. Congratulations to all the members of ISRO for successfully launching Chandrayaan-2.

Bharatiya Janata Party:

Jai Hind, Chandrayaan 2.

Indian National Congress:

This is a good time to remember the visionary move of India's first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to fund space research through INCOSPAR in 1962 which later became ISRO. And also Dr Manmohan Singh for sanctioning the Chandrayan-2 project in 2008.

First Published: Monday, July 22, 2019 04:29 PM
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