From Musk to Adani to Sachin to SRK, congratulations pour in for ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 feat

Aug 24, 2023

By: Abhishek Jha

Chandrayaan 3 creates history

On Aug 23, 2023 at 6:04 pm, India created history by becoming the first nation to successfully softland on the Moon’s south pole. Since then congratulatory comments have poured in. We look at some of the big ones.

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NASA recognises ISRO’s feat

The current NASA Administrator, Bill Nelson congratulated Indian space agency ISRO and said that NASA was “glad to be your partner on this mission!”

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Musk applauds Chandrayaan-3 budget

Tesla chief Elon Musk responded to a tweet on his platform X by Newsthink which pointed out that the budget of India’s lunar mission was less than half of Nolan’s hit film Interstellar. Musk said, “Good for India”.

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Indian tycoons like Gautam Adani applaud

Several Indian business biggies like Gautam Adani took to X to congratulate ISRO. Adani has called them “the pride of the nation”.

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Anand Mahindra points out learnings

M&M chief Anand Mahindra echoed the pride and also pointed out that ISRO’s success shows us “how to deal with failure & use it as a platform to rise again”.

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Representing India’s rise

Vedanta chief Anil Agarwal has said that the feat shows that “this is India’s time to shine in science and technology”.

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Sports heroes bow to ISRO’s feat

Sports greats like Sachin Tendulkar also took to X to celebrate the occasion and said that the feat represents the best of India. “Humble, hardworking women & men, coming together, overcoming challenges,” said SRT.

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Saina Nehwal joins the applause

Former World no. 1 badminton player Saina Nehwal expressed her pride on X and pointed out that India was the first nation to land on Moon’s south pole.

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Sunil Chhetri’s superstars

Indian football captain, Sunil Chhetri has called the ISRO scientists “superstars” while expressing his pride at the achievement.

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Indian cinema fraternity joins in

The Indian cinema honchos have also joined the applause with SRK celebrating the achievement with a line from his hit song, “Chaand Taare todh laoon”.

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Actor Ram Charan says ‘Mission Accomplished’!

Another Indian cinema superstar, Ram Charan also congratulated ISRO for its stupendous work and thanked them for “taking us closer to the cosmos!”

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