Chandrayaan-2: India's Moon Mission Aims To Create History Tonight

Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Chandrayaan-2 will be descending in the early hours of Saturday as the landing module 'Vikram' will begin the final descent and pull off a historic landing on the lunar surface.

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Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Chandrayaan-2 will be descending in the early hours of Saturday as the landing module 'Vikram' will begin the final descent and pull off a historic landing on the lunar surface. 

Anxious about the same, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about Chandrayaan-2 saying, "The moment 130 crore Indians were enthusiastically waiting for is here!   In a few hours from now, the final descent of Chandrayaan - 2 will take place on the Lunar South Pole.   India, and the rest of the world will yet again see the exemplary prowess of our space scientist".



A successful landing will make India the fourth country after Russia, United States of America and China to achieve a soft landing on the moon. But it will be the first to launch a mission to the unexplored lunar south pole.

According to reports,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present at the ISRO centre in Bengaluru to witness the landing live with over 60 school students from across India. 

People across the country can catch a glimpse of the historic moment on Nat Geo.

Chandrayaan-2 is a three-in-one mission comprising an orbiter, a lander named Vikram and a six-wheeled rover named Pragyaan.

It was launched on July 22, a week after its scheduled blast-off, which was halted due to a technical snag and will land on the moon on September 7, between 1:30 am-2:30 am. 

Here is how you can watch all the action live:



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