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"Propelled By Hopes, Dreams Of Indians": ISRO Thanks On Chandrayaan 2 Support
ISRO had planned to land the Moon probe on the south pole to detect water in the permanently shadowed areas around it
New Delhi: Indian space agency ISRO on Tuesday expressed its gratitude for the support the nation provided after it lost contact with the Vikram lander during its Moon mission, Chandrayaan 2, earlier this month.
The ISRO Tweets "Thank you for standing by us. We will continue to keep going forward - propelled by the hopes and dreams of Indians across the world!".
Thank you for standing by us. We will continue to keep going forward — propelled by the hopes and dreams of Indians across the world! pic.twitter.com/vPgEWcwvIa— ISRO (@isro) September 17, 2019
ISRO had planned to land the Moon probe on the south pole to detect water in the permanently shadowed areas around it. However, when the lander was at an altitude of 2.1 kilometer, the ISRO control room lost contact with it.
The historic Moon landing attempt was praised in India and abroad.
PM Modi, who was in the control room at the time, had addressed the ISRO scientists hours after it lost contact with the lander.
"In our glorious history, we have faced moments that may have slowed us but they have never crushed our spirit. We have bounced back again and gone on to do spectacular things. This is why our civilisation stands tall," he had said.
The space agency and Dr Sivan had received massive support on social media as well. Politicians across parties had praised the agency for its efforts.
ISRO's Moon landing attempt was also praised by the US space agency NASA, which said, "Space is hard. We commend ISRO's attempt to land their Chandrayaan 2 mission on the Moon's South Pole. You have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together."
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