With barely a day before India's lunar mission 'Chandrayaan 2' lifts off, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a quiz on Twitter asking netizens to list off the things they would take with them to the moon.
While the space agency received a lot of responses here are some of the best ones selected by ISRO:
Meanwhile, here are some of the quirkier responses to the quiz:
Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before — the Moon's south polar region, as explained by ISRO. With this achievement, India becomes the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to land a probe on the lunar surface. Chandrayaan 2 which will blast off from ISRO's traditional home base - Sriharikota on early Monday morning, was designed and will be executed on a budget of Rs. 960 crores ($140 million).
In comparison, the US has spent $25 billion ($100 billion in current prices) in 15 Apollo missions to put a 'man on the moon'. Chandrayaan 2 aims at further probing into the moon's origins and testing the possibility of water presence on the south pole on Moon. Chandrayaan 2 will take off on July 15 and is expected to make a soft landing on the lunar South Pole - between two craters — Manzinus C and Simpelius N — at a latitude of about 70Â° south, on September 6.
The rover and probe will do extensive mapping of the lunar surface to studying variations in Moon's composition, thus further gaining knowledge of the moon's origins. Following its predecessor - Chandrayaan 1's conformation of water molecules on Moon, this mission also aims at studying the extent of its distribution on the lunar surface and sub-surface. As the South pole is the chosen site of study, Chandrayaan 2 aims at studying the craters which are cold traps, containing a fossilised record of the early Solar System.