SHAME ON CONGRESS: Moments After ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Launch, Party Claims Credit & Says, 'Good Time To Remember Jawaharlal Nehru & Manmohan Singh'

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Moments after Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, the Congress party leveraged the opportunity to remember former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr. Manmohan Singh, consequently underscoring the efforts of the ISRO team who worked day in and out to engender the historic moment.

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

Moments after Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, the Congress party leveraged the opportunity to remember former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr. Manmohan Singh, consequently underscoring the efforts of the ISRO team who worked day in and out to engender the historic moment. 

In a tweet, the Congress credited Nehru for 'funding space research' through INCOSPAR in 1962, and then Singh for sanctioning the Chandrayaan-2 project in 2008, while congratulating the team of ISRO. While doing so, the grand old party shared a vintage picture of Nehru with the team.

WATCH: ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Blasts-off From The Satish Dhawan Space Centre In Sriharikota

Along with the party, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh extended his best wishes to ISRO as Chandrayaan-2 is 'set to explore the unchartered lunar south pole'

ISRO launched its moon mission Chandrayaan-2, at the scheduled time of 2:43 PM on July 22. This moon-lander and rover mission aims to investigate the unexplored south pole of the moon. With Chandrayaan-2 India aims at the soft landing on the Moon. 

Due to a technical glitch, ISRO delayed its launching on July 15. It declared that the launch is successful after July 22 launch. Due to a technical glitch, ISRO delayed its launching on July 15. It declared that the launch is successful after July 22 launch. 

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ISRO is undertaking an ambitious moon mission and said that the Moon is the closest cosmic body at which space discovery can be attempted and documented. Dubbed as the most challenging mission undertaken by the ISRO, Chandrayaan 2 is a continuation of India's space exploration programs. In the past, with Chandrayaan -1 and Mangalyaan, India has boosted its confidence and with Chandrayaan-2, it takes a lead to explore the unexplored. The main aim of the Chandrayaan 2 is to attempt to make a soft-land on the Moon's surface, the aim is to make lander -Vikram and rover- Pragyan in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south.

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