BCCI took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share the video of players watching the live proceedings on TV and cheering after Vikram Lander‘s successful landing.
“Witnessing History from Dublin! The moment India’s Vikram Lander touched down successfully on the Moon’s South Pole,” BCCI posted.
With this touchdown on moon in second attempt in four years, India has become the fourth country to master the technology of soft-landing on the lunar surface after the US, China and the erstwhile Soviet Union.
Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 and its objectives are to demonstrate safe and soft-landing on the lunar surface, roving on the Moon, and to conduct in-situ scientific experiments.
Chandrayaan-2 had failed in its lunar phase when its lander ‘Vikram’ crashed into the surface of the Moon minutes before the touchdown following anomalies in the braking system in the lander while attempting a landing on September 7, 2019. Chandrayaan’s maiden mission was in 2008.