PM Modi with ISRO team (Photo Credit: pib)
Nation was eagerly waiting for ISRO’s ambitious Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft for its soft landing on the Moon. However, communications with Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander to ISRO's ground station in Bengaluru were lost minutes before touchdown. This was a big setback for ISRO and as well as to the country. In a statement, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that communication from Chandrayaan 2's 'Vikram' lander to ground station was lost during its powered descent to the lunar surface in the early hours of Saturday and data is being analysed. Soon after this, many Twitter users came forward to comfort the scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission and assure them that the Indians remain proud of their valiant effort to place the country's footprint on an unexplored part of the Moon.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, "With #Chandrayaan2 Mission, the entire team of ISRO has shown exemplary commitment and courage. The country is proud of ISRO. We all hope for the best."
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "India is proud of our scientists! They've given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be! The ISRO chairman gave updates on Chandrayaan 2. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme."
India is proud of our scientists! They’ve given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 6, 2019
Chairman @isro gave updates on Chandrayaan-2. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme.
Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Indian space agency's achievement of taking the Chandrayaan-2 so far was an achievement in itself. "India stands with its committed and hardworking scientists at ISRO. My best wishes for future endeavours," he added.
ISRO’s achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every Indian proud.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 6, 2019
India stands with our committed and hard working scientists at @isro.
My best wishes for future endeavours.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated ISRO scientists over the "incredible work" carried out on the Chandrayaan 2 mission. "Your passion & dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain. It has laid the foundation for many more pathbreaking and ambitious Indian space missions," he said.
Congratulations to the team at #ISRO for their incredible work on the Chandrayaan 2 Moon Mission. Your passion & dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain. It has laid the foundation for many more path breaking & ambitious Indian space missions. ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 6, 2019
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said, "We are proud of our scientists. They have created history. No need to lose heart. Our scientists have done a great job. Jai Hind!"
We are proud of our scientists. They have created history. No need to lose heart. Our scientists have done a great job.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 6, 2019
Chairman of Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra said, “The communication isn’t lost. Every single person in India can feel the heartbeat of #chandrayaan2 we can hear it whisper to us that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
The communication isn’t lost. Every single person in India can feel the heartbeat of #chandrayaan2 We can hear it whisper to us that ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.’ https://t.co/YS3y1kQXI2— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 6, 2019
Here’s how Twitteratis reacted to ISRO’s brave attempt:
One cannot even imagine his state of mind while announcing ‘The Communication was lost’ for #Chandrayaan2. They have all have given years for one dream. We all are proud of you @isro, We shall overcome. ðŸ™ÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/NslSUaUap1— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) September 6, 2019
If you are awake till now just waiting for Chandrayaan 2,— sonali rout (@sonalirout131) September 6, 2019
Not for any cricket match or a movie,
That's the victory of ISRO ðŸ™ÂÂÂðŸ™ÂÂÂ.#Chandrayaan2 #IndiaMakesHistory #ISRO pic.twitter.com/hcKEsXSd3j
We were just awake for a night & felt so bad after seeing ths..— Sanyam Jain (@modivanibharat) September 6, 2019
Imagine those scientists who gave thr best since last 10-11 years for this mission..
Lets give it to them..
We are so so Proud of our Scientists...ðŸ™ÂÂÂðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³#Chandrayaan2Live #Chandrayaan2