Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha congratulate ISRO as ‘Chandrayaan 2’ enters lunar orbit
As the Indian Space Research Organisation’s ‘Chandrayaan 2’ entered the moon’s orbit on Tuesday, several Bollywood celebs took to their social media handles to congratulate ISRO on its success.
The official handle of ISRO announced the great news and also informed that lander Vikram will soft-land on Moon on September 7, 2019.
— ISRO (@isro) August 20, 2019
Soon, congratulations started pouring in for the entire team of ISRO. Akshay Kumar retweeted ISRO’s announcement.
Whereas Akshay’s ‘Mission Mangal’ co-star Taapsee Pannu congratulated ISRO by using her film’s dialogue.
Copy that ! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/lOl6Wqlww8
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 20, 2019
Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur too gave his good wishes.
#Chandrayaan2theMoon .. locks in to the Lunar Orbit on its way to a soft landing! Congratulations all sceientists and engineers @isro. I was obsessed with being an Astronaut when I was in school. Now Indian kids can actually realise those dreams. https://t.co/eFr9yMkMau
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) August 20, 2019
‘Mission Mangal’ actress Sonakshi Sinha too expressed her happiness.
Mission Mangal has entered the 100 cr club, and Chandrayaan 2 has entered the lunar orbit… DUNIYA SE BOLO COPY THAAAAAT!!!!!
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) August 20, 2019
Anupam Kher shared the lyrics of Salman’s hit song ‘Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo’ to congratulate ISRO.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 20, 2019
Several other eminent personalities like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anand Mahindra (the Chairman of Mahindra Group) also sent in their best wishes to ISRO’s team.
Best wishes for its successful culmination.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2019
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 20, 2019
There’s another fact that is a major highlight of ‘Chandrayaan 2’. It was led by two women scientists of ISRO, a first in India’s history. Akshay Kumar had earlier shared this fact in one of his tweets.
India’s second space mission to the moon, #Chandrayaan2 is led by two women scientists of @isro , a first in India’s history! Sending my best to the rocket women and #ISRO team, more power to you! pic.twitter.com/AX6e8335YK
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 14, 2019
India’s second lunar mission, ‘Chandrayaan 2’, is headed by Muthyya Vanitha as Project Director and Ritu Karidhal as Mission Director. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s Chairman K Sivan revealed in a press conference that 30% of ‘Chandrayaan 2’ team are women.