Chandrayaan-3: PM Modi Interacts with ISRO scientists, Landing Site to Be Called as Shiv Shakti

Published: August 26,2023 12:40 PM

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The day when Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander landed on Moon’s South Pole i.e August 23, 2023 will be celebrated as ''National Space Day''

August 26, 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists for the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission at the ISRO Telemetry Tracking & Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru. He announced that the landing site of Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander will now be called as “Shiv Shakti Point”.

PM Modi also met the women scientists of the ISRO team involved in the Chandrayaan-3 Mission.

On the other hand, the site where the Chandrayaan-2 lander crash-landed on the Moon's surface in 2019 will be known as ''Tiranga Point''.

PM Modi also added that the day when Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander landed on the Moon’s South Pole i.e. August 23, 2023, will be celebrated as ''National Space Day''.

During the interaction, ISRO Chairman S Somanath briefed him about the Chandrayaan-3 complete mission.