In a monumental leap for space exploration, India’s Chandrayaan-3 recently achieved a historic soft landing at the Moon’s south pole. As news of this achievement spread across the globe, even technology magnate Elon Musk took notice and expressed his admiration in response to a tweet by Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google’s parent company, X.
Sundar Pichai shared an enthusiastic post by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on X (formerly known as Twitter) celebrating the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3. Pichai’s congratulatory caption read, “What an incredible moment! Congratulations to @isro for the successful landing of #Chandrayaan3 on the moon this morning. Today India became the first country to successfully achieve a soft landing on the southern polar region of the moon.”
In response to Pichai’s tweet, Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, added his voice to the chorus of praise. He succinctly expressed his admiration with the words, “Super Cool!” Musk’s acknowledgment of India’s accomplishment not only highlights the significance of the achievement but also underscores the global impact of space exploration.
The exchange between these two tech titans has ignited a wave of responses from netizens worldwide. Users on X shared their awe and pride, showering the historic moment with appreciation. Comments ranged from celebrating India’s milestone to expressing amazement at the feat:
- “Dream of a billion hearts,” posted one X user.
- “It is really amazing,” added another.
- “Yes, India is rocking,” commented a third.
- “India made history,” joined a fourth.
- “I could explode. I’m that excited for India! You deserve this, guys,” wrote a fifth.
Chandrayaan-3, a project undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), lifted off on July 14 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. On August 23, it successfully accomplished a soft landing at the Moon’s south pole, a significant milestone that secured India’s position as the first country to achieve this feat.
Notably, India has now become the fourth nation to achieve a soft landing on the lunar surface, following China, Russia, and the USA. The Chandrayaan-3 mission’s success has rekindled conversations about the potential of space exploration and innovation on a global scale.
Elon Musk’s prompt and positive response to Sundar Pichai’s tweet further highlights the spirit of collaboration and mutual admiration among prominent figures in the technology and space sectors. As the world celebrates this historic achievement, it serves as a reminder of the remarkable progress humanity continues to make in unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos.
Sources By Agencies