India misses its date with Moon by a whisker

India misses its date with Moon by a whisker

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New Delhi, Sep 7: India might have missed its date with moon and history just about 2.1 km before the final touchdown on the lunar surface and by just 0.0006 per cent, but the entire nation on Saturday united to back Indian Space Research Organisation's Chandrayaan-2 mission and its never say die spirit.

"We came very close, but we need to cover more ground.....," the Prime Minister said, hailing ISRO as the Chandrayaan-2 mission successfully traveled a distance of 3,83,998 km out of 3,84,000 km between Earth and Moon.

'In our illustrious history, we have faced moments that may have slowed us but they never crushed our spirit. We have bounced back again and gone on to do spectacular things, this is the reason why our civilisation stands tall,' Prime Minister said in a voice of assurance. Shortly after that, he hugged and consoled the heart-broken ISRO chief K Sivan.

"....Today our resolve to touch the moon has grown even stronger", Prime Minister said. Right from President of the republic Ram Nath Kovind to politicians, sports persons, spiritual gurus and Bollywood stars all united in backing ISRO.(UNI)