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India's Lunar Triumph

India's space team, called ISRO, just did something super cool. They sent a special spaceship, Chandrayaan-3, all the way to the moon And guess what? It landed softly near the moon's south pole. This made it look so easy, like landing a spaceship in your friend's backyard!

Chandrayaan-3 is successfully inserted into the lunar orbit. The orbit achieved is 164 km x 18074 km, as intended.

Beginning of the Adventure

Imagine packing your bags for a faraway adventure. That's what ISRO did with Chandrayaan-3. They sent it up high in the sky from India, and it traveled all the way to the moon. They wanted to find out what's happening on the moon's south pole. That's a part of the moon where it's really cold, and scientists think there might be water there.

Landing Like a Feather

Now, here's the coolest part. Chandrayaan-3's Vikram lander accomplished the seemingly impossible; it landed softly, making India the only nation to successfully land on the moon's South Pole! This is a big deal because it's hard to land safely on another world. But ISRO's super smart scientists, engineers, and the team, made it happen!

Meet Pragyan: The Moon Explorer

As the Vikram lander landed successfully, it opened its door to release Pragyan onto the Moon's surface. Pragyan is a rover, like a mini car, that can drive around on the moon's surface. It has hi-tech tools and gadgets to study the moon's soil and rocks. Imagine if Pragyan was a space detective, trying to solve the mystery of the moon!

Learning from Setbacks

ISRO's team didn't give up, even when things didn't go perfectly in the past. They learned from their mistakes and kept trying. This time, everything went as calculated by ISRO.

Prime Minister's Visit and Special Announcement

Guess what happened next? The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, flew to meet with the ISRO team in Bengaluru. That's the place where ISRO's headquarter is located. He wanted to celebrate the success of Chandrayaan-3 with the ISRO team. During his talk, the Prime Minister told everyone that the place where the lander 'Vikram' touched down on the moon will be called "Shiva Shakti Point." How cool is that? That special point on the Moon will forever be recognised as discovered by India!

Remembering Vikram Sarabhai

Oh, and do you know what's even cooler? The lander's name was "Vikram Lander," after a super smart scientist named Vikram Sarabhai. He's like the superhero who started ISRO and helped India do awesome space stuff!

What's Next?

Pragyan will explore the moon for about two weeks. It will help us about the moon's composition and look for signs of water. This is super important because it could help us when we visit the moon in the future.

Dreaming Big

Think about this: when you look up at the moon, remember that humans are exploring it right now! Chandrayaan-3's success reminds us that we can do amazing things when we work together and keep trying, no matter what. So, keep dreaming big, space explorers! Who knows what adventures await us among the stars?

Time to Shine

ISRO's journey to the moon's south pole is a reminder that science and imagination can take us anywhere, even beyond our planet. So let's give a big cheer for India's space victory and keep reaching for the moon and beyond!


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