India's Chandrayaan-3 Achieves Historic Moon Landing, Viral 'Cycle to Moon' Pic Celebrates Feat

Rozana Spokesman  | Amanat Thaper

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'Cycle to Moon' Picture encapsulates the National Sentiment towards India's Space Endeavors

Cycle to Moon

NEW-DELHI: The Lunar Lander Module (LM) of Chandrayaan-3, the ambitious third lunar expedition undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has successfully made a momentous landing on the Moon's surface on Wednesday evening (August 23). This achievement propels India into the ranks of the select few nations to have accomplished this remarkable feat, and notably, the country becomes the first to reach the previously untouched South Pole of Moon.

With a budget of Rs 600 crore, the Chandrayaan-3 mission commenced its journey on July 14, propelled by a Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM-III) rocket. Over the course of 41 days, it has ventured tirelessly towards its lunar destination. The captivating images and videos chronicling its journey have found their way onto various social media platforms, sparking widespread enthusiasm.

One particular image, however, has captured the public's imagination and is now going viral. The image bears the caption, 'from cycle to moon.' The visual depicts an individual transporting a rocket on a bicycle, accompanied by another person. Positioned to the left of the image is the timestamp of Chandrayaan-3's launch, while above, the moon glows majestically in the night sky. This picture has been circulating with messages of best wishes for the triumph of Chandrayaan-3. Remarkably, the image dates back to the year 1963 and has been creatively edited to evoke the sentiment of the mission's success.

The emotional resonance of the 'Cycle to Moon' picture encapsulates the national sentiment towards India's space endeavors, reflecting the long-standing aspirations and dreams that have been nurtured over decades. The image serves as a metaphor for the nation's journey from humble beginnings to achieving extraordinary milestones in space exploration.