Chandrayaan 2: Sonia Gandhi lauds ISRO scientists


New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday applauded the entire team of space scientists and researchers at ISRO for their incredible and praiseworthy efforts on the Chandrayaan 2 Mission.

In a statement, the Congress leader said, ” We owe a great debt to ISRO and the brilliant men and women who staff it. Their hard work and dedication has earned India a place in the league of space-faring nations and inspired generations to reach for the stars.”

It is a testament to their remarkable ability, goodwill and unique place in the heart of every Indian, that the nation followed Chandrayaan 2’s journey at every step no matter the hour, she said.

Chandrayaan 2’s journey may take us slightly longer but ISRO’s history is replete with examples of their determination in the face of seemingly hopeless odds. They never give up. I have no doubt that we will get there, if not today, then tomorrow; together as a nation, she said.

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Gandhi recollected that our scientists at ISRO have achieved incredible feats with 115 successful space missions and astounding successes with Chandrayaan 1 (India’s first Moon Mission) and Mangalyaan (Mars Mission) and the Nation is extremely proud of their immense successes.

The Congress president said that no success is final and every obstacle is a stepping stone to future success. Chandrayaan 2 has laid the foundation for achieving greater feats and the entire country awaits in anticipation for traversing the next frontier of space, she added.

The lander of the lunar craft Chandrayaan 2 has gone incommunicado just minutes before its planned softlanding near the moon’s South Pole early this morning.

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