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| 20 September, 2020, 11:04 AM IST | E-Paper

#Chandrayaan2: President, SRK praise ISRO; K-Jo lauds women who led the project


A week ago the mission was aborted due to a technical glitch.

(In pic from left: Karan Johar, Ramnath Kovind, Shah Rukh Khan)
ISRO, on Monday, successfully launched India's indigenous moon mission, Chandrayaan-2. The mission was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, at 2.43 pm . This is exactly a week after the mission was aborted due to a technical glitch spotted an hour before the planned launch time.

Minutes after the big mission was launched, Twitter was flooded with congratulatory tweets for ISRO. Soon, #Chandrayaan2, #IndiaMoonMission and #ISRO took the top spots on Twitter trends.

President Ramnath Kovind, while sharing details about the Chandrayaan-2, wished success to the ISRO.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through a series of tweets, walked his followers through the many aims of the big mission.

Business veteran Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, took to Twitter to express excitement and pride awaiting the big launch. While responding to a Times of India tweet, he wrote, "I can feel my own heartbeat aligning itself to the countdown... Good luck @isro We’re all watching & cheering you on..."

Raymond MD and Chairman Gautam Singhania cheered team ISRO for 'another success story'.

India's first full-time female finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, who announced the Union Budget earlier this month, also congratulated ISRO for the achievement.

King of Bollywood, actor Shah Rukh Khan, quoted a song from his film 'Yes Boss' while congratulating ISRO for the big achievement. He wrote, "Chaand Taare todh laoon. Saari duniya par main Chhaoon! To do that requires hours & hours of painstaking work & integrity & belief. Congratulations to the team at #ISRO for #Chandrayaan2."

Director Karan Johar was all-praises for the women who worked tirelessly for making Chandrayaan-2 a success.

Actor Akshay Kumar, who is currently gearing up for his upcoming film 'Mission Mangal', talked about the 'mammoth feat' that ISRO accomplished through Chandrayaan-2. Actress Bipasha Basu deemed the achievement 'Incredible'.

While expressing admiration for the spacewomen who made the mission a success, actress Sonakshi Sinha lauded the prestigious mission.

Spiritual leader Sadhguru called the Chandrayaan-2 a phenomenal achievement.

Former cricketer Virender Sehwag also posted a congratulatory tweet.

Suresh Raina and Mohammad Kaif, too, expressed admiration for ISRO for a 'historic' development.

Author Chetan Bhagat joined the many celebrities who hailed the big achievement.

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Going Up

The Chandrayaan-2 launch is expected to take place today. Its postponement last week is reminiscent of other times when reaching the final frontier was delayed.

In Pic: A view of the Chandrayaan-2 on board GSLVMkIII-M1 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Nellore district.