Tuesday 23 July 2019 2:10 AM UTC
NEW DELHI July 23: Scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully injected Chandrayaan 2 into orbit using a GSLV Mark 3 rocket launcher from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota at 2:43 pm on Monday.
As soon as the news came out, wishes started pouring in as the country celebrated this historic achievement in space science.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli also took to Twitter to express his feelings and wrote, “Another historic and proud moment for the nation as the #Chandrayaan 2 is launched Jai Hind”.
Virat Kohli ✔@imVkohli: “Another historic and proud moment for the nation as the #Chandrayaan 2 is launched ?? Jai Hind ??#ISRO #IndiaMoonMission”
Sachin Tendulkar✔@sachin_rt: “I congratulate Team @isro on achieving yet another milestone with the launch of #Chandrayaan2!” Hope this paves the way for many more ambitious and successful missions in the future. Jai Hind ??!
Former India batsman VVS Laxman and other cricketers also congratulated the ISRO scientists on the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 mission.
VVS Laxman @VVSLaxman281: “Exemplary ! Many congratulations to @isro on the successful launch of #Chandrayaan2” .
Cheteshwar pujara @cheteshwar1 “Congratulations team @ISRO, this is a very proud and historical moment for India! #Chandrayaan2.
Shikhar Dhawan @SDhawan25: “Indeed a historic moment for India. ?? Congratulations to all the members of @isro for successfully launching #Chandrayaan2.
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