As India and the world await the soft-landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the lunar surface on Saturday, students from Aerospace Engineering Department of IIT Bombay are thrilled about the event.
The Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft will be the first Indian expedition to carry out a soft landing on the lunar surface. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to conduct a soft landing on the moon.
After revolving around the Earth’s orbit for nearly 23 days, the craft began its journey to the moon on August 14. The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22.
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Students excited for Chandrayaan-2 landing
Calling it a moment of pride, an undergraduate student, Sanskriti Bansali stated, “The mission will boost the confidence of both the space agency, ISRO and 1.3 billion Indians as we would take a leap in the space.“
“This will pave the way for other grand missions in the future. It will contribute to evoke the interest of more and more students into space-oriented studies,” Bansali added.
A student of the same department, Anmol Sikka said, “I am sure every household will be as jubilant as the mission control room today. Chandrayaan-2 has garnered so much attention since inception, it will be a moment of immense pride for the whole country.“
“It is a historic moment for the whole nation as we will achieve the first spot as a nation to land on the South Pole of the moon and fourth country to land on the lunar surface. The whole nation is going to celebrate the landing as it is a defining moment in our space venture“, PU Shirvankar, another student added.
Live screening of Chandrayaan-2 landing
The Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, has organised a live screening of the landing which will be attended by the students.
Courtesy: India Today
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