Moments ahead of the soft landing, Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 lost communication with the ground station at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) centre in Bengaluru but celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar hailed the space centre for its stupendous effort.
Akshay Kumar, who played scientist Rakesh Dhawan in his latest film Mission Mangal, wrote, “There’s no science without experiment…sometimes we succeed, sometimes we learn. Salute to the brilliant minds of @isro, we are proud and confident #Chandrayaan2 will make way for #Chandrayaan3 soon. We will rise again.”
Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter and motivated the scientists of Isro.
“Sometimes we don’t land or arrive at the destination we want to. The important thing is we took off and had the hope and belief we can. Our current situation is never and not our final destination. That always comes in time and belief! Proud of #ISRO,” tweeted SRK.
Amitabh Bachchan quoted his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan in his post and wrote, “Pride never did face defeat .. our pride , our victory …Proud of you ISRO…”
Karan Johar tweeted, “Salute and applaud the incredible endeavours of Isro !!!! So proud of everything they continue to do….so proud to be part of a nation that has the most genius minds….”
Sharing a clip of PM Narendra Modi consoling Isro chief K Sivan, Farhan Akhtar wrote, “Success and failure will come and go but the determination to succeed will forever remain constant. Proud of you @isro and deeply touched by this consolatory gesture from PM @narendramodi .. Jai Hind.”
Lata Mangeshkar tweeted, “Kewal sampark toota hai, sankalp nahin. Honsle ab bhi buland hain. Mujhe vishwas hai ki safalta avashya milegi….”
Taapsee Pannu, who was a part of Mission Mangal, was emotional in her tweet about Vikram Lander losing communication in space.
Shekhar Kapur wrote, “Lessons of Life : Each step we take is part of our journey. As long as we keep stepping forward, our journey continues. Like a child we may stumble, fall, and get up. Learn and walk again. #Chandrayan2 is a huge success. Its one part of our journey. To explore frontiers of space.”
“The country stands together, proud and hopeful! Thank you @isro. #Chandrayaan2,” Ajay Devgn tweeted.
Emraan Hashmi, proud as ever, wrote, “In times when social media only brags about strengths and successes its important to teach the next gen about weaknesses and failures. If you learn from defeat you haven’t really lost. Proud of #ISRO.”
Swara Bhasker wrote, ” Dear team @isro , we love you to the moon and back and we are proud of you! May you continue to inspire with your efforts. Koshish karne walon ke haar nahin hoti.”
“We stand with you Indian Science Community. A great feat #ISRO,” Daler Mehndi wrote in his tweet.
Pooja Hegde called the scientists “true rockstars” in her tweet.
“This was heart breaking to watch…so proud of our scientists at ISRO who have poured their hearts out in making this happen…true rockstars. Thank you for your pursuit of making the impossible possible. @isro #Chandrayaan2Live #Chandrayaan2Landing #VikramLander,” Pooja wrote.
Arjun Kapoor wrote, “We will surely see this dream come true soon! Thank you for making us believe. We’re proud of you @isro.”
“If not today, then definitely tomorrow. Proud of the @ISRO and their efforts,” Parineeti Chopra tweeted.
“Hum Honge Kaamyaab Ek Din!#Chandrayan2 has taken us closer to the moon than we ever were, and will be an integral step towards ultimate success. What @isro has achieved is phenomenal, and must be applauded.#ISRO #ProudOfISRO #ProudIndian,” Sonakshi Sinha, who was last seen in Jagan Shakti’s directorial venture Mission Mangal, wrote.
Anushka Sharma said that the scientists at Isro are “truly inspiring”.
“These are only steps forward and not backward and we as a nation stand by, celebrate and are very proud of our scientists at @isro for their perseverance and achievements so far. You all are truly inspiring,” Anushka wrote.
PM Narendra Modi shared that the whole nation is proud of the efforts made by Isro for Vikram Lander in his encouraging tweet.
PM Modi wrote, “India is proud of our scientists! They’ve given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be!”
Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar mission developed by Indian Space Research Organisation after Chandrayaan 1, which was launched in 2008. Chandrayaan 2 mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22.
Isro lost communication with Vikram lander minutes before it was scheduled to land near the south pole of the Moon.