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Chandrayaan 2 updates: Our resolve to touch the Moon has grown even stronger, says PM Modi in his address

Chandrayaan 2 updates: Our resolve to touch the Moon has grown even stronger, says PM Modi in his address

Chandrayaan 2 updates: Our resolve to touch the Moon has grown even stronger, says PM Modi in his address
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India's 'Mission Moon', Chandrayaan 2, seems to have failed, as lander ‘Vikram’ lost communication with the ground station minutes before the crucial touchdown on the lunar surface. The disappointment was visible on the faces of the ISRO scientists as they stopped getting any communication from the lander. ISRO, however, has said that it is not sure if lander ‘Vikram’ crash-landed. PM Modi, in his address to the nation, in the backdrop of 'Vikram' losing contact, said that everyone stands in solidarity with ISRO scientists and added that "our resolve to touch the Moon has grown even stronger." Meanwhile, messages poured in from several leaders including FM Nirmala Sitharaman, Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi, asking the scientists not to lose heart, saying they have still made every Indian proud with their successful efforts so far. Here are the updates fo far:

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Messages of support, encouragement for ISRO scientists flood Twitter

Most users tweeted a video clip in which the prime minister is seen consoling an emotional ISRO chief Sivan, a gesture hailed by Twitterati, who, using the hashtag Chandrayaan2, said we may have lost connection with Vikram, but hope remains for future missions.

Sept 7, 2019 12:34 PM

'ISRO may have lost lander, rover'

Speaking to PTI, a senior official closely associated with the mission, said: "There is no communication with the lander. It's as good as lost. There is no hope. Very, very difficult to re-establish contact."

Sept 7, 2019 9:26 AM

ISRO chief K Sivan breaks down, PM Narendra Modi consoles him

Sept 7, 2019 9:10 AM
Here’s what PM Modi said in his address to the nation, in the backdrop of Vikram lander losing contact with ISRO:
 
 
 
• Friends, I could feel what you were going through a few hours back, your eyes were conveying a lot. You live for India's honour, I salute you.
 
• For the last few hours, the entire nation was worried. Everyone stands in solidarity with our scientists. We are proud of our space program. Today our resolve to touch the moon has grown even stronger. 
 
• We will rise to the occasion and reach even newer heights of success. To our scientists I want to say- India is with you. You are exceptional professionals who have made an incredible contribution to national progress.
 
• In our illustrious history, we have faced moments that may have slowed us but they have never crushed our spirit. We have bounced back again & gone on to do spectacular things. This is the reason why our civilisation stands tall.
 
• Today I can proudly say that the effort was worth it & so was the journey. Our team worked hard, traveled far & these very teachings will remain with us. The learning from today will make us stronger and better.
 
• There will be a new dawn and a brighter tomorrow very soon. There is no failure in science, only experiment and efforts 
 
• We will rise to the occasion and reach even newer heights of success. To our scientists I want to say- India is with you. You are exceptional professionals who have made an incredible contribution to national progress.
 
- Inputs from ANI
Sept 7, 2019 8:51 AM
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India's 'Mission Moon', Chandrayaan 2, seems to have failed, as lander 'Vikram' lost communication with the ground station minutes before the crucial touchdown on the lunar surface.
Chandrayaan 2 updates: Our resolve to touch the Moon has grown even stronger, says PM Modi in his address
Sept 7, 2019 8:43 AM

PM Modi in his address to the nation from ISRO Control Centre:

"Today I can proudly say that the effort was worth it and so was the journey. Our team worked hard, traveled far and these very teachings will remain with us. The learning from today will make us stronger and better."

Sept 7, 2019 8:31 AM

PM Modi in his address to the nation from ISRO Control Centre:

"In our illustrious history, we have faced moments that may have slowed us but they have never crushed our spirit. We have bounced back again and gone on to do spectacular things.This is the reason why our civilisation stands tall."

Sept 7, 2019 8:30 AM

PM Modi in his address to the nation from ISRO Control Centre:

"For the last few hours, the entire nation was worried. Everyone stands in solidarity with our scientists. We are proud of our space program. Today our resolve to touch the moon has grown even stronger."

Sept 7, 2019 8:24 AM

PM Modi addressing the nation from ISRO Control Centre

The PM started his address by saying, "Friends I could feel what you were going through a few hours back, your eyes were conveying a lot. You live for India's honour, I salute you."

Sept 7, 2019 8:16 AM

PM Narendra Modi is addressing the nation from ISRO Control Centre after it loses contact with Vikram lander

Sept 7, 2019 8:12 AM

Messages pour in for ISRO

Meanwhile, several leaders including FM Nirmala Sitharaman, Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi, have come out with morale-boosting messages​ for ISRO scientists, asking them not to lose heart. Here's what the leaders said.

Sept 7, 2019 7:33 AM

PM Modi to address the nation at 8 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation at 8 AM, as the status of India's Chandrayaan 2 mission remains uncertain after lander Vikram lost communication with the ground station.

Sept 7, 2019 7:23 AM

PM Narendra Modi tweets

Sept 7, 2019 2:34 AM

Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman tweets

Sept 7, 2019 2:33 AM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweets

Sept 7, 2019 2:32 AM

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