India made history as it successfully landed Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the southern pole of the moon. The milestone of landing on the southern pole has never been achieved in the past by any country in the world. Scientists believe the moon’s south pole could hold huge reserves of water but that is yet to be proven right.
The achievement was hailed as the beginning of a “new India” by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. The huge breakthrough came at a time when the Russian Luna 25 spacecraft recently crashed on the moon’s surface while trying to land on the same spot.
Whole India Celebrates
People across all major cities of India walked out on the streets to celebrate the achievement. This was India’s second attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon’s surface as the first one failed to do so in 2019 due to communication failure.