The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Chandrayaan – 2, India’s second lunar exploration mission on 22nd July 2019 at 2.43 pm. The Rs 978 crore mission made its way to the moon from a town in India named Sriharikota located in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
After the successful launch of the spacecraft, Indian celebrities and politicians congratulated ISRO on this huge milestone via social media. Take a look at the few famous posts:
Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history!
The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science.
Every Indian is immensely proud today! pic.twitter.com/v1ETFneij0
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2019
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 22, 2019
Women are indeed taking over the world… and beyond #GirlPower
Congratulations team @isro!🇮🇳
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 22, 2019
Hats off to all the scientists at @isro! Your hard work and determination has paid off! This is a proud day for all of us. 🙏🏼🇮🇳
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) July 22, 2019
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 22, 2019
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 22, 2019
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) July 22, 2019
I was 12. Sleeping on the terrace staring at MilkyWay in the once unpolluted skies of Delhi, I asked my mom ‘How far does space go? ‘Forever’ She replied’ Since then I’ve been searching for ‘forever’.
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 22, 2019
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) July 22, 2019
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) July 22, 2019
Congratulations to ISRO scientists for the successful launch of Chandrayaan2. The country is proud of the historic achievement of our scientists
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 22, 2019
But it was not just Indians that were congratulating Team ISRO. Wishes poured in from across the world.
Here is a post from NASA:
Congrats to @ISRO on the launch of Chandrayaan 2, a mission to study the Moon. We’re proud to support your mission comms using our Deep Space Network and look forward to what you learn about the lunar South pole where we will send astronauts on our #Artemis mission in a few years pic.twitter.com/dOcWBX3kOE
— NASA (@NASA) July 22, 2019
The Russian Embassy in India sends it’s warmest greetings and heartfelt congratulations to #India and Indian Space Research Organisation (@isro) on the successful launch of #Chandrayaan2 😊@mfa_russia @MEAIndia @IndEmbMoscow @IndianDiplomacy https://t.co/Y9BokQ3eD1
— Russia in India (@RusEmbIndia) July 23, 2019
This is a giant leap in space exploration for the entire world.
We heartily congratulate the Indian Space Research Organisation on this huge success!!