Aurangabad: Students from civic schools in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad were shown the live telecast of the launch of the country’s third moon mission, Chandrayaan-3, on Friday (July 14), said an official from the Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited.
It was shown to create interest in science. Announcing the countdown for the lunar expedition, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday said in a social media post, LVM3M4-CHANDRAYAAN-3 MISSION: The countdown leading to the launch today (Friday- July 14) at 14.35 hrs has commenced.
During the launch, the students were also given complete information about Chandrayaan-3 launching through experts, the official said.
Today’s launch follows the 2019 Chandrayaan-2 mission where space scientists are aiming for a soft landing on the surface of the moon. A successful mission would see India enter an elite club of nations achieving such a feat, the others being the US, China, and the former Soviet Union.