The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its scientists made the country proud by sending Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon and it all happened because of the hard work and determination of the scientists who kept moving forward despite facing many problems.
With this success, India has become the fourth nation to land on the Moon and the first one to land on the South Pole of the Moon. Recently, ISRO chief S Somanath was speaking at an event organised by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Foundation in Rameswaram on the occasion of the 92nd birth anniversary of the late former President APJ Abdul Kalam and he narrated some interesting things related to the visit of the NASA delegation.
S Somanath stated that 5-6 persons from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory visited the ISRO headquarters before the soft landing took place and they explained the technology of Chandrayaan-3 to the delegation. S Somanath said that the NASA group was awestruck after seeing their scientific instruments as they found it difficult to believe that such highly advanced instruments have been made in low budget. S Somanath revealed that the delegation even asked them to sell the technology and instruments to America.
S Somanath further said to the students that the times are changing and now the country is capable of making the best instruments, devices and rockets as well. He says that the level of knowledge and intelligence of Indians is certainly one of the best in the whole world and with PM Narendra Modi opening the space sector, India is on the path to become a powerful nation in terms of technology.
S Somanath said that PM Modi thanked him when he informed the PM that India is on the Moon after the soft landing and the PM also asked S Somanath that when the ISRO will send an Indian on the Moon.
S Somanath encouraged the students present over there by saying that now they should build rockets and satellites and contribute in making the country powerful in regard to space technology. He also named some Indian companies which are making rockets and he said that space is for everyone not just for the ISRO and there are five companies in India at the moment that are involved in building rockets and satellites.
S Somanath concluded by saying that APJ Abdul Kalam asked to see dreams while awake and not while sleeping in night.
Indeed a proud moment for India & every Indian!