After successfully landing Chandrayan 3 on the moon on Wednesday, the Indian government plans to send astronauts to the moon.
In a robotic mission to the south pole of the moon, India landed its first lunar spacecraft on Wednesday.
After the first robotic mission to the lunar south pole successfully landed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed India’s intention to send people to the moon in the near future.
Despite all odds, India’s Chandrayaan-3 probe landed successfully on the south pole of the moon on Wednesday, beating competing nations there.
After Russia, the US, and China, India has become the fourth nation to land on the moon.
Robert Braun, director of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Space Exploration Center, says it definitely puts them on the international stage as an emerging space power.
India will send Astronauts to the Moon – Prime Minister Modi
Sky News reported that Modi said during a livestream of the landing that the nation would launch its first crewed mission to the moon where Indian Astronauts will be send to the moon. According to Sky News, the nation will also consider human flight missions in the future.
An image from a livestream shows a 3D reconstruction of India’s historic moon landing on August 23. India is the first nation to land a robotic mission at the crucial south pole of the moon.
By sending people to the moon, India plans to build on Wednesday’s historic lunar landing.
Wednesday, India landed its first lunar spacecraft and first robotic mission on the moon’s south pole.
As India celebrated the successful landing of the world’s first robotic mission to the lunar south pole, Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed India’s intention to send people to the moon in the near future.
Despite all odds, India’s Chandrayaan-3 probe landed successfully at the south pole of the moon on Wednesday, beating competing nations to the strategically important spot.
After Russia, the United States, and China, India is now the fourth nation to land on the moon.
It definitely puts them on the international stage as an emerging space power, said Robert Braun, head of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Space Exploration Center.
As part of a livestream of the landing, Modi said in Hindi that the nation would launch its first crewed mission to the moon.
Under a white ceiling, a room full of men watch Narendra Modi on a screen
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) staff watches Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak after Chandrayaan-3 landed on the moon on August 23, 2023. Modi declared, “India is now on the moon.
According to Sky News, the nation will also investigate human flight missions in the future.
Astronauts from India reach Earth’s orbit
Astronaut Rakesh Sharma, the only Indian national to have flown into space, poses behind an Indian astronaut uniform.
The man poses in a white waving astronaut uniform with patches of the Indian flag on each shoulder.
Rakesh Sharma, the only Indian to fly into space, poses behind an Indian astronaut uniform.
India plans to launch a crewed mission to low-Earth orbit by late 2024.
According to Sky News, India is proving that there is no limit to what it can accomplish.
The Indian Space Research Organisation plans to launch two missions, Gaganyaan 1 and 2, the first of which is planned to launch by the end of this year. The missions will test the capabilities of the nation’s rocket, LVM3.
It will be followed by the nation’s first crewed mission, which will send three astronauts to low-Earth orbit for three days.
In the midst of multiple moon crashes, India achieved a difficult feat
As a result of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, India cemented its position as a frontrunner in the race to the moon.
There is water ice at the south pole, and scientists believe it will someday be able to support humans living on the moon and help manufacture rocket fuel for Mars missions.
In recent years, both Japanese private company ispace and Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL have crashed on the moon. Roscosmos tried to land its own robotic mission on the south pole of the moon on Sunday, but misfired its engines and crashed.
Chandrayaan-2, India’s first attempt at landing on the lunar south pole in 2019, also crashed. Clearly the Indian space agency learned a lot from that failure.