With the Congress crediting India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for funding space research by sanctioning ISRO and former PM Manmohan Singh for sanctioning Chandrayaan 2 on Monday, netizens have trolled the Congress for shifting the focus from ISRO scientists to politics.
Chandrayaan-2's rocket lifted off at the scheduled time of 2:43 PM on July 22. The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 3, 84, 000 km. Vikram lander will land on Moon on the 48th day of the mission starting from Monday approximately on September 9.
This moon-lander and rover mission proves that India is taking lead in space exploration as its mission aims to investigate the unexplored south pole of the moon. With Chandrayaan-2 India aims at the soft landing on the Moon. If successful, it will be the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to do so.
Celebrating the successful launch of India's lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, ISRO announced the successful injection of its indigenous GSLV MK-III rocket- 'Bahubali' into the Earth Orbit.