Around 70 students from across the country will be watching Chandrayaan 2’s scheduled soft-landing on the surface of the moon as it happens in the early hours of Saturday. The students will watch Chandrayaan 2’s moon landing LIVE along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Two students from every state and union territory have been invited by the space agency to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the Moon from ISRO’s centre in Bengaluru.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to be in the mission control center along with the school students, which includes students from the Northeast India like Ribait Phawa, a class 10 student of Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Sohra in Meghalaya and Lige Basar, a class 10 student of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Oyan from border state of Arunachal Pradesh to witness this historic touch down of the Vikram lander near the South Pole of the moon.
Speaking to News Sense, Lige Basar, who is also a space science lover said, “I am very much excited to witness the landing of the Chandrayaan 2 on the surface of the moon along with the Prime Minister”.
To increase awareness about the space programme, an online quiz competition was conducted by ISRO in coordination with MyGov.in from August 10 to 25. The criteria for selecting successful winners were “maximum correct answers in the shortest time.”The duration of the quiz was 10 minutes (600 Seconds) during which a maximum of 20 questions could be answered, ISRO had said.
Lander ‘Vikram’ (with rover ‘Pragyan’ inside) is expected to touch down on the surface of the moon on September 7, between 1:30 am and 2:30 am. A successful landing will make India the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to achieve a soft-landing on the moon. But India will become the first nation to launch a mission to the unexplored south pole region of the Moon.