Even Moon was marvelled seeing us work on Chandrayaan: Koshy

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Sriharikota, Oct 22 (UNI) Adjectives flew around high as Indian Space scientists basked in glory following the successful mission of PSLV-C11, which deployed lunar exploratory spacecraft Chandrayaan-I in the initial Earth orbit, marking India's maiden unmanned voyage to the Moon.

''Today is the beginning of a new era,'' beaming Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Director K Radhakrishnan said.

''We could not have asked for more,'' he said, adding the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-I mission was a tribute to the visionaries, who laid the foundation for this organisation, built the ISRO team and envisioned the mission.

Director of PSLV Launch Vehicle PSLV-C11 George Koshy was at a loss for words to describe the success of the mission. ''Words don't come. We have been working continuously all these days with the nature giving necessary break whenever we wanted. I have also seen the Moon coming in between and peeping at us to see how we are working,'' he added.

Besides ISRO teams, industries and institutions have contributed to the success of the mission.

ISRO Satellite Centre Director Alex said the success of the mission was a reward for all the hardwork put in by the ISRO team.


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