Three students from states like Odisha, Jharkhand and Meghalaya will witness the moon landing on September 7 along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The students qualified an online quiz contest conducted by ISRO.
New Delhi: Three students from Odisha, Jharkhand and Meghalaya will witness the moon landing of Chandrayaan 2 live from ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru on September 7, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said on Friday.
While Meghalaya's Ribait Phawa studies at Class 10 in Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School in Cherrapunjee's Sohra, Jharkhand's Mridula Kumari is a student of Class 9 at St. Thomas School in Ranchi. Odisha's Chinmaya Choudhary studies in Class 8 in DAV Public School, Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Jharsuguda district.
"I am excited to be part of the historic moment, the more so because the Prime Minister will be among those present in the control room at the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network facility in Bengaluru," Ribait Phawa told PTI.
Mridula Kumari also expressed her glee over sharing the space at the ISRO control room with the prime minister.
All of them qualified an online quiz contest conducted by ISRO. The Prime Minister will be in Bengaluru on September 7 to witness the historic landing.
It was last Tuesday that ISRO successfully placed Chandrayaan 2 into the lunar orbit. It was an achievement in itself in India's second Moon mission.
ISRO had said in a statement, "The health of the spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Byalalu, near Bengaluru. All the systems of Chandrayaan 2 are healthy."
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Last Updated Aug 31, 2019, 11:01 AM IST