As soon as the news came out, wishes started pouring in as the country celebrated this historic achievement in space science. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli also took to Twitter to express his feelings and wrote, "Another historic and proud moment for the nation as the #Chandrayaan 2 is launched Jai Hind".
Another historic and proud moment for the nation as the #Chandrayaan 2 is launched Jai Hind #ISRO #IndiaMoonMission
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 22, 2019
Former India batsman VVS Laxman and other cricketers also congratulated the ISRO scientists on the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 mission.
Exemplary ! Many congratulations to @isro on the successful launch of #Chandrayaan2 . pic.twitter.com/9b7RzQYOkl
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 22, 2019
Congratulations team @ISRO, this is a very proud and historical moment for India! #Chandrayaan2
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 22, 2019
Indeed a historic moment for India. ???????? Congratulations to all the members of @isro for successfully launching #Chandrayaan2
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 22, 2019
Many congratulations to Team #Chandrayaan2 @isro for the successful and seamless launch ! pic.twitter.com/LINKS5ZHUk
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 22, 2019
This was Indias second attempt at putting Chandrayaan 2 into Earths orbit as the first attempt was aborted 56 minutes before lift-off due to a "technical snag" last week.
The complexity of this mission can be gauged from the fact that scientists had a much smaller window of only one minute to pull things off.
With the successful completion of Chandrayaan 2 mission, India will become only the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to pull off a soft landing on the moon.