#Chandrayaan2: Bollywood lauds ISRO's efforts, says "We're proud of you"
Last night, the nation witnessed a heartbreaking moment after Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 lost communication with ISRO's ground station. Reportedly, it was about two kilometers away from the moon's surface before going incommunicado. Along with a billion people who cheered for ISRO, Bollywood celebrities also stood in solidarity and expressed their pride in the stupendous efforts put in by ISRO's scientists for the mission.
Vikram Lander started its descent perfectly, then lost contact
Vikram Lander, which took off from Sriharikota space station on July 22 and maneuvered for weeks, was all set to land softly. ISRO aimed for the moon's southern pole, a territory no other country has ever been to. Though the initial phases of Vikram's descent were seamless, it lost contact with ISRO as it neared climax. The answer to "what went wrong" isn't clear.
We are proud of you ISRO, says Bollywood
Soon after the major setback, Twitter was flooded with tweets of encouragement, pride and sadness from celebrities and common people alike. Meanwhile, several Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Dutt took to social media to boost the morale of ISRO scientists. "We are proud of you," said the celebrities in unanimity.
"#Chandrayaan2 will make way for #Chandrayaan3. We will rise again"
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.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 7, 2019
"Our current situation is never and not our final destination"
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— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 7, 2019
Amitabh Bachchan expressed pride, quoted father Harivansh Rai's poem
T 3281 -— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 7, 2019
Pride never did face defeat .. our pride , our victory ..
Proud of you ISRO
तू ना थके गा कभी ,
तू ना मुड़े गा कभी , तू ना थमे गा कभी
कर शपथ कर शपथ कर शपथ
अग्निपथ अग्निपथ अग्निपथ pic.twitter.com/oEs0C70LAP
"We are incredibly proud of the entire team of ISRO"
We shall over come!!!!! Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty their dreams!! We are incredibly proud of the entire team of @isro - what was achieved today was no small feat. #JaiHind https://t.co/ktuJjb9ozx— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 6, 2019
Lost Communication but not hope, says Sunny Deol
Lost Communication but not hope. We are proud of you ISRO..🙏 #Chandrayaan2— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) September 7, 2019
"Salute and applaud the incredible endeavours of ISRO"
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....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 7, 2019
"We as a nation stand beside you with hope"
Amazed and proud by the strong will remarkable efforts of @isro. We as a nation stand beside you with hope! As @narendramodi ji mentioned - "These are the moments to be courageous courageous we will be" 🇮🇳 #Chandrayan2 #ISRO— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) September 7, 2019
This does not tantamount to failure: Kamal Haasan
This does not tantamount to failure. In Research and Development there will be a learning curve. This, is that precious learning moment. We will soon be on the Moon, Thanks to #ISRO. The Nation believes and applauds ISRO.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) September 7, 2019
"Science never has setbacks, it only has learnings"
Science never has setbacks, it only has learnings. We progress from it and work towards the next achievement. What our scientists have done and achieved, is no small feat and there is only pride in our hearts for these heroes ! @isro— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) September 7, 2019
PM Modi urges ISRO scientists not to lose heart
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had reached Bengaluru last night to witness history being made, also addressed the nation and the scientists. He said he closely saw how the scientists, who invested years into the project, felt. But he asked them not to lose heart. "Our determination to touch moon has become even stronger and the best is yet to come," he stated.