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India stepped onto the dark side of the moon with its historic Chandrayaan-3 mission. The country now joins the likes of the USA, China, and Russia, by becoming the fourth nation in history to successfully land on the lunar surface. However, this achievement was more than just a milestone for ISRO and India. India made history by being the first country to land on the much coveted lunar south pole.

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Just a few days earlier, Russia’s Luna 25 mission crashed. It lost contact with the Russian space agency Roscosmos moments before the soft landing. A similar fate awaited Chandrayaan-3 as it was set to purge the failure of Chandrayaan-2 which crashed in September 2019 due to a software glitch. On August 23, 2023, at 6 p.m. (IST), Chandrayaan-3 landed along with its rover module, Pragyan.

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Amid worldwide celebration, Google’s desi boss, Sundar Pichai, congratulated ISRO, feeling a sense of pride representing the country that created history. Pichai wrote, “What an incredible moment!” Elon Musk wrote, “Super cool!”, reacting to Pichai’s congratulatory tweet.

Super cool!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 23, 2023

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The Chandrayaan-3 mission is supported by the European Space Tracking Network. (ESTRACK). Under a new cross-support agreement with the ISRO, the European Space Agency (ESA) will provide the Indian space agency tracking support for its upcoming projects, including Aditya-L1, and Gaganyaan. Aditya-L1 will be India’s first mission to explore our solar guardian – the Sun. Gaganyaan is an ambitious mission by the country to send India’s first crewed orbital spacecraft. India’s premier space agency is aiming for a 2025 launch. Currently operational crewed spacecraft in Earth’s orbit are Soyuz (Russia, 1967), Shenzhou (2003, China), SpaceShipTwo (USA, 2018), Crew Dragon (USA, 2020), and New Shepard (USA, 2021).

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