PM Narendra Modi full speech on success of MOM at ISRO space station
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said congratulating scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) for putting India on the world map of space exploration and becoming the first to have a successful Mars mission on debut. He said that History has been created! We’ve dared to reach out into the unknown and achieved the near impossible And this, we must remember has come from our ancestors who’d given the world Zero, predicted eclipses accurately, discover planetary positions. Today we’ve honoured our ancestors and inspired our next generation.
India’s $74-million Mars mission reached the final stage of entering the orbit around the red planet early on Wednesday (September 24),a feat which is set to enhance India’s position in the global space race, being the first time a mission has entered Mars’ orbit in its maiden attempt.Indian scientists successfully tested the main engine of the spacecraft bound for Mars on September 22 and performed a course correction that put the low-cost project on track to enter the red planet’s orbit.
The Mangalyaan aims to study Mars’ surface and mineral composition and scan its atmosphere for methane, a chemical strongly tied to life on Earth. It cost roughly a tenth of NASA’s Mars mission, Maven,that successfully entered Mars orbit on Sunday (September 21).