Saturday, November 15, 2008

Indian Tricolour Placed on the Moon on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Birthday

In a historic event, the Indian space programme achieved a unique feat today (November 14, 2008) with the placing of Indian tricolour on the Moon's surface on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday. The Indian flag was painted on the sides of Moon Impact Probe (MIP), one of the 11 payloads of Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, that successfully hit the lunar surface today at 20:31 hrs (8:31 pm) IST. This is the first Indian built object to reach the surface of the moon.

1 comment:

linus r. said...

Pakistan is likely to be next.... why not?? (heavy Indian accent): "We claim this moon.... in the name of Pakistan."

http://www.aerospaceguide.net/worldspace/pakistan.html