- India successfully lands Chandrayaan-3 on the moon’s south pole, a historic achievement in lunar exploration.
- Over 3.6 million viewers watched the event on YouTube, setting a new livestream record.
- Prime Minister Modi celebrates the success, emphasizing its significance in global space exploration.
In a momentous achievement, India has accomplished a groundbreaking moon landing with the successful deployment of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon’s surface. This feat not only marks India’s triumphant return to lunar exploration but also positions it as the first nation to land on the moon’s elusive south pole.
During this historic event, a staggering 3.6 million viewers tuned in to witness the captivating spectacle via YouTube, setting a new world record for the most-watched live stream on the platform. The live stream was hosted on the official YouTube channel of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
This achievement is particularly significant in light of the challenges encountered during the Chandrayaan-2 mission in 2019, which makes ISRO’s triumphant return with Chandrayaan-3 all the more remarkable. By successfully landing a spacecraft on the moon’s southern polar region, India now joins an exclusive group of nations that have achieved this feat, solidifying its reputation in the field of space exploration.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his joy and extended heartfelt congratulations to all involved in this historic mission. During the landing, PM Modi proudly waved the Indian flag, while ISRO Chief S Somnath shared the thrilling news of the successful touchdown.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 23, 2023
Chandrayaan-3’s Project Director, P Veeramuthuvel, described this moment as one of immense satisfaction, emphasizing the dedication and hard work that led to this achievement. Prime Minister Modi underscored the significance of this accomplishment in India’s space exploration endeavors, particularly as India assumes leadership of the G20. His message of “One Earth, One Family, One Future” resonates globally, embodying the spirit of international cooperation and shared progress.