India has attained a historic feat with the successful launch of 'Chandrayaan-2'. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) pulled off one of the most complicated space missions to reach the south polar region of Moon. The country's second lunar spacecraft was launched onboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-III from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh at 2:43 PM on Monday, July 22.
The entire nation including several political leaders and Bollywood stars are celebrating the remarkable feat. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar who is all set to star in upcoming science drama 'Mission Mangal', based on the real-life story of the ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission, extended congratulatory greetings to the space organization. In a recent tweet, the actor hailed the team of scientists who have spent countless days ensuring the success of the project.
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Meanwhile, Akshay's co-star Vidya Balan and Taapsee Pannu also celebrated the successful launch of Indian's second lunar mission. They have put-out posts on Twitter to express their excitement.
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'Chandrayaan-2' is a woman-led project with around 30 percent of female members in the team. This is for the first time in history, a space mission is directed by a woman in ISRO. The leading ladies of the second lunar mission are Muthyya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal who headed and directed the project respectively.
India's moon mission which was initially scheduled to take off on July 15 was postponed due to some technical snag observed in the launch vehicle. However, was rescheduled today after fixing the glitch.
Launch of Chandrayaan 2 by GSLV MkIII-M1 Vehicle https://t.co/P93BGn4wvT— ISRO (@isro) July 22, 2019
'Chandrayaan-2' aims to go where no country has ever gone before, the Moon’s south pole region. The main aim of this effort is to improve the understanding of the Moon, and doing so, according to ISRO, will benefit India and humanity as a whole. These insights and experiences aimed at a paradigm shift in how lunar expeditions will be approached for years to come — propelling further voyages into the farthest frontiers.