India Achieves Historic Landing on the Moon: Chandrayaan-3 Probe Touches Down Successfully


The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft touched down near the moon’s south pole on August 23rd. India is the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon. And the first to land at the lunar South Pole.

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It is a milestone for the nation. India is now the fourth country to have a lunar landing, after the U.S., the former Soviet Union, and China.

In a monumental achievement for India’s space endeavors, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has accomplished a successful soft landing on the moon. And bolstering the nation’s position in the global space community.

Anil Bhardwaj, director of the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in India, said, “The whole country is excited about this mission.” 

“It is going to be a game changer for the new generation.” Bhardwaj added that the space mission is important for the country’s “strategic and geopolitical purposes.”  And it will challenge “the youth to do something different and unique.”

The PRL built and tested some of the instrumentation onboard Chandrayaan-3. The PRL team will be busy for the next few days. “Our job starts after landing, Bhardwaj said excitedly.