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60 students to witness landing of Chandrayaan-2 with PM Modi at ISRO

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India's first moon lander -- Vikram -- on Tuesday got nearer to the Moon with the Indian space agency successfully completing the first of the two de-orbital operations. Vikram is scheduled to land on the south polar region of the moon on September 7 between 1.30 a.m. to 2.30 a.m.

60 students to witness landing of Chandrayaan-2 with PM Modi at ISRO
India's first moon lander -- Vikram -- on Tuesday got nearer to the Moon with the Indian space agency successfully completing the first of the two de-orbital operations. Vikram is scheduled to land on the south polar region of the moon on September 7 between 1.30 a.m. to 2.30 a.m.
The landing will be witnessed by 60 young minds, sitting in the control room of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at Bengaluru along with the Prime Minister and other scientists.
ISRO had conducted a 'Space Quiz' for students from the eighth to the tenth standard. The child with the most number of correct answers in 10 minutes emerged the winner.
Students from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Odisha etc are chosen on the basis of the ISRO quiz.
  • Nishtha Sharma and Arnav Saini from Haryana.
  • Ribait Phawa from Meghalaya
  • Mridula Kumari from Jharkhand
  • Chinmaya Choudhary from Odisha
  • Rashi Verma from Delhi
  • An ISRO’s letter to Delhi student Manogya Singh Suyansh stated, “ISRO has great pleasure in informing that you have been selected to watch the historical Chandrayaan-2 moon landing on the early hours of September 07, 2019 at the ISRO Tracking Centre (ISTRAC), Bengaluru, in the presence of Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi Ji. You are requested to reach Bengaluru by 1400 hrs on Friday, September 06, 2019 along with one parent/guardian.”
    On July 22, the Rs 978-crore Chandrayaan-2 was launched into space by India's heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a textbook style launch.
     
    (With inputs from agencies)