India made history by becoming the only nation to land on the moon’s treacherous south pole on August 23. They are the fourth nation after Russia, the U.S., and China to land on the surface of the moon.

The historic accomplishment by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will send its la der Vikram, and rover Pragnya, to scan the moon’s surface and collect data.

India's Chandrayaan-3 lands on the moon
India’s Chandrayaan-3 lands on the moon (image courtesy: ISRO)

India’s PM Narendra Modi called it a proud moment for India in a tweet, “Chandrayaan-3’s triumph mirrors the aspirations and capabilities of 140 crore Indians. To new horizons and beyond! Proud moment for (India). India has reached the South Pole of the Moon, where no country in the world could reach to date with the dedication and talent of our scientists.” 

PM Modi claps as India makes a moon landing
PM Modi claps as Chandrayaan-3 makes ts moon landing (image courtesy: ISRO)

Cheers rocked the ISRO control room when the live telecast showed the moment that the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft landed.  ISRO which was established not long after NASA, is based in India’s tech hub, Bengaluru.

Happy Indian people smiling and clapping
Cheering rocks the ISRO control room as Chandrayaan lands on the moon. (image courtesy: ISRO)