President congratulates ISRO's scientists

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Shillong, Oct 22 (UNI) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today congratulated scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of Chandrayaan - 1.

In a message to G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman, ISRO, the President said, ''Congratulations to you and your team at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of Chandrayaan - 1 which is now on its journey to the Moon.'' She said this day shall go down as a landmark in our space programme, a day which will inspire our space scientists to further work on our mission to put an Indian astronaut into space using an Indian space capsule.

''I am keenly looking forward to the entry of Chandrayaan-1 into the Lunar orbit a few days from now,'' the President said.

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