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Video: India Becomes 1st Country to Touchdown Lunar South Pole

Wed 23 Aug 2023 | 03:09 PM
Rana Atef

India reached a new milestone, Wednesday, in the world of space as the nation became the first one to touch the surface of the lunar south pole, Prime Minister announced.

This milestone came after the crash of the Russian Luna25 on the surface of the moon.

Chandrayaan-3, which means "Mooncraft" in Sanskrit, will land at the lunar south pole by 6:00 pm India time (1230 GMT).

In 2019, India tried to launch a lunar probe to discover the poorly explored area on the moon but it failed.

The former head of the Indian space agency K. Sivan said: "It is giving some encouragement that we will be able to achieve the landing mission without any problem."

He added that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has made corrections after the failure of the 2019 mission when scientists lost contact with the lunar device.