“Root for India! Good luck, Chandrayaan-3,” Bezos posted on Instagram’s Threads platform, commenting on ISRO’s post on the mission. Bezos owns Blue Origin, a private spaceflight company based in Kent, Washington. It was started in the year 2000 by Amazon’s founder and executive chairman Bezos.
Musk shares tricolour emoji
Musk also praised India’s Chandrayaan 3 mission. “Kinda crazy when you realise India’s budget for Chandrayaan-3 ($75 million) is less than the film Interstellar ($165 million),” Newsthink posted on X (formerly Twitter). Responding to the tweet from Newsthink Musk wrote, “Good for India”, with an emoji of the Indian tricolour.
All set to create history
India is at the cusp of scripting history, as ISRO’s ambitious third Moon mission Chandrayaan-3’s Lander Module (LM) is all set to touch down on the lunar surface on Wednesday evening, making it only the fourth country to do so, and first to reach the uncharted south pole of Earth’s only natural satellite. The LM comprising the lander (Vikram) and the rover (Pragyan), is scheduled to make a touch down near the south polar region of the Moon at 6:04 pm on Wednesday, August 23.
Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2. Its objectives are to demonstrate safe and soft-landing on the lunar surface, roving on the Moon, and to conduct in-situ scientific experiments.