India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, finally launched at 2:43 pm on Monday, 22 July, from the second launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota – a week after the lift-off was aborted due to a technical snag.
The Chandrayaan-2 mission came 11 years after ISRO successfully carried the first lunar mission.
As GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle, also known as the ‘Bahubuli’, took off from the launchpad in Andhra Pradesh, jubilant Twitter users couldn't contain their emotions.
While some many congratulated ISRO for the mission, others expressed their pride of “being Indian” after the marvelous feat.
Here is how people reacted after the Chandrayaan-2 launch:
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What a day to be alive! Congratulations, India. #Chandrayaan2— Nishtha Gautam (@TedhiLakeer) July 22, 2019
‘This Time, We Go One Notch Higher’: Politicians on Chandrayaan-2 Launch
From Union Minister Piyush Goyal to J&K National Conference party leader Omar Abdullah, politicians across various parties also reacted to the launch of Chandrayaan-2.
Many congratulations to @ISRO and its women led team that made the ambitious moon mission #Chandrayaan2 launch a reality, bringing India closer to become the fourth country in the world to soft-land a spacecraft on the lunar surface. pic.twitter.com/cMY3GpiO5V— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 22, 2019
Scientists & Engineers at ISRO have time & again made India proud with their technological brilliance— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) July 22, 2019
This time, we go one notch higher. We go to a place where no other nation has gone before
Thank you @isro! You give billion people a billion new dreams #Chandrayaan2@ANI pic pic.twitter.com/ceBb1qmmFU
Whenever human will was challenged with the impossible, it conquered the impossible in the most magnificent ways!— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 22, 2019
Congratulations @isro for taking the Indian Flag?? to the uncharted regions of the Moon?, a place where no country has ever gone before.
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