PM congratulates scientists on successful Chandrayaan-1 launch

October 22nd, 2008 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) “The successful launch of the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, India’s first unmanned scientific mission to the moon, marks the first step in what we hope will be a historic milestone in India’s space programme,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.In a message to the scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation congratulating them on the successful launch, the prime minister said: “I congratulate all the scientists associated with this mission for the successful completion of the first step. When completed, the mission will put India in the very small group of six countries which have thus far sent space missions to the moon. Our scientific community has once again done the country proud and the entire nation salutes them.”

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