• Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Zakir Hussain: A great moment: Zakir Hussain at Chandrayaan-3 launch

Zakir Hussain: A great moment: Zakir Hussain at Chandrayaan-3 launch
Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain expressed happiness over the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3, terming it a great moment for every Indian. India on Friday launched its third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, aiming for a rare feat in lunar exploration that has so far been achieved only by countries like the United States, China and the former Soviet Union.
The music icon said the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3 was a testament to Southeast Asia’s “fast growing economic and scientific power”.
“This is a great moment in our lives. Man has been to the moon before… I am happy that our scientists and their intelligence, their ability to be creative in that way is not being compromised. It is being used in other parts of the world, but right here in India.
“They go up to the moon and plant our flag there and it says we’re one of the superpowers. So that’s great, that’s an amazing thing. More power,” Hussain, 72, said.
The much-awaited Chandrayaan-3, the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) third lunar mission in 15 years, began its month-long journey to the moon. ISROThe latest Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle, ‘Fat Boy’ LVM3-M4 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
A technically challenging soft landing on the lunar surface, which Chandrayaan-2 could not achieve, is planned for August 23 at 5.47 pm, the space agency said.

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