22nd July, 2019. A date India’s second lunar exploration mission Chandrayaan 2 was launched and begun its voyage towards the moon. It was an iconic moment for the country. Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the mission was launched from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
— ISRO (@isro) July 22, 2019
The Moment –
Some countries have moon on their flags
— Sumit Awasthi (@awasthis) July 22, 2019
The twitterati had a ball, celebrating the iconic moment with witty tweets congratulating ISRO for this monumental effort.
They went on to compare the cost of making a Chandrayaan 2 to Avengers: End Game.
India’s cost management:
— அருண் அன்பழகன் (@ArunKum34045734) July 22, 2019
— ಚಿರೋಟಿ + ಬಾದಾಮಿ ಹಾಲು (@VenkatAthreya1) July 22, 2019
Here comes the Cherry on the cake. This is what we call True Women Empowerment !
— shravya varma (@shravyavarma) July 22, 2019
NASA also congratulated ISRO.
Congrats to @ISRO on the launch of Chandrayaan 2, a mission to study the Moon. We're proud to support your mission comms using our Deep Space Network and look forward to what you learn about the lunar South pole where we will send astronauts on our #Artemis mission in a few years pic.twitter.com/dOcWBX3kOE
— NASA (@NASA) July 22, 2019
Brands also jumped onto the occasion and came out with wishes and messages in their signature style.
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— Google India (@GoogleIndia) July 22, 2019
— Ola (@Olacabs) July 22, 2019
— KFC India (@KFC_India) July 22, 2019
— Manforce Condoms (@ManforceIndia) July 22, 2019
— Tata Sky (@TataSky) July 22, 2019
Celebrities also came onto wish the real heroes of the day with their heart warming messages.
Hope this paves the way for many more ambitious and successful missions in the future. Jai Hind ??! pic.twitter.com/io919I1YrS
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 22, 2019
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 22, 2019
— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) July 22, 2019
I always looked up at the moon as a child, wondering what secrets it's hiding. The successful launch of #Chandrayaan2 will shed some light on these secrets, & motivate the next gen to help India's space exploration programme. I congratulate everyone at @ISRO for this success. pic.twitter.com/xy6aGt0xi3
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 22, 2019
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 22, 2019
This was one Bahubali Moment for the entire country. A small step for ISRO, a giant leap for the nation.