Saturday, November 15, 2008

Zanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara.. Vijyaee Chandra Tiranga Pyara.!

Zanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara ..!

Vijyaee Chandra Tiranga Pyara ..!


Now, with much more proud we can sing 'Zanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara Vijayee Vishwa Tiranga Pyara' song with slight change i.e. 'Zanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara Vijayee Chandra Tiranga Pyara...!

Nethrakere Udaya Shankara

Yes. India did it. Moon Impact Probe (MIP) sent to Moon by Indian space scientists landed  on the lunar surface (Moon Land) on Friday night. And now onwards it will take Indian Tricolour on Moon wherever it moves.

Capping the perfect launching of Chandrayaan-1, Moon Impact Probe touched down moon at 8:34 pm (1504 GMT) on Friday 14th November 2008.

With placing Moon Impact Probe which is coloured with Tricolour of Indian Flag, India has created a History in its 45 year old space programme. 'It is a milestone. We have now successfully put our national flag on the lunar surface', announced Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Madhavan Nair, in organisation's headquarters at Bangalore.

"During its descent from Chandrayaan-1 an onboard video camera transmitted lunar pictures to the ISRO command centre," Satish said .

Scientists monitoring the probe cheered as ISRO chairman Madhavan Nair announced the success of the country's first lunar mission, which began on October 22 when a rocket transported Chandrayaan-1 into space.

The probe, carrying three instruments and with the Indian flag painted on its outer panes, settled in a crater in the moon's South Pole.

Nair said the landing was perfect.

"We have now successfully put our national flag on the lunar surface," he told.

"The moon has been very favourable to us and this is a very productive and fruitful mission. We have also emerged as a low-cost travel agency to space' he proudly annouced referring to the mission's 80-million dollar tag.

Chandrayaan-1 is on a two-year orbital mission to provide a detailed map of the mineral, chemical and topographical characteristics of the moon's surface.

Buoyed by its success, ISRO plans to send a second unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2012 and separately launch satellites to study Mars and Venus.

As soon as landing on Moon surface, Moon Impact Probe (MIP) started to send pictures on Moon to Earth.

Here is the picture of Moon surface taken by MIP on 14 November 2008 night as it approached the moon after separated from the Chandrayaan-1 space craft. Of course MIP with tricolor on that Lunar surface  is the imagination of Anup Krishna Bhat Nethrakere, 2nd PUC student.

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