New Delhi: PM Modi arrived at Yelahanka airbase to watch Chandrayaan-2 lander 'Vikram' yesterday i.e. on Friday late night. PM Modi arrived here in a special aircraft where senior leaders of the Karnataka government and BJP were present to welcome him. Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Union Ministers DV Sadanand Gowda and Prahlad Joshi and Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok and state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Katil were present to welcome him.
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Meanwhile, mission Chandrayaan-2 lost contact with the lander 'Vikram', just 2.1 km from the lunar surface. After which despair took place in ISRO's control room. PM Modi, who had gone out in the midst of silence, once again entered the control room and encouraged the scientists. He turned to the scientists and said that what you have done so far is a big achievement. There are ups and downs in life. Encouraging the scientists, he said that you learn from small mistakes.
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You have done great service to the country and mankind. These words of PM Modi encouraged the scientists present there. Earlier, ISRO Chief K.K. Sivan said that ISRO headquarters contact with Chandrayaan-2 was severed in the last few minutes. We lost contact with the Vikram lander 2.1 kilometers before the soft landing on the lunar surface. Scientists are engaged in studying data.
Earlier, when the contact of the lander Vikram was broken by ISRO just 2.1 kilometers before the moon's surface, the silence in the control room was disturbed and after coming to PM Modi, the ISRO chief said something and after that, he went out. PM Modi said that scientists have told him that if communication starts again, then Vikram and Pragyan will continue to give us many things. Hence Hope for the Best. Let us know that the eyes of the country and the world are on Chandrayaan 2.
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