India Becomes the Fourth Country to Land on the Moon

 Neil Armstrong once said "one step for mankind, one giant leap for mankind" when he became the first man on the moon. But after 54 years, only three countries have ever sent a mission to the surface of the moon, namely the United States, Russia and China. Late last night India joined the list of elite countries for successfully landing on the surface of the moon through the Chandrayaan-3 mission.

The Vikram lander landed near the South Pole of the moon. India also became the first country to successfully land a spacecraft on the South Pole of the moon. This area is seen as the most suitable for a future settlement for the first human colony on the moon due to the presence of water detected by the Chandrayaan-1 mission.

Immediately after landing, Vikram launched the Pragyaan six-wheeled rover weighing 26 kg which has the ability to analyze lunar soil samples. The success of this mission was celebrated by the citizens of India because the Chandrayaan-2 mission in 2019 to land before met with failure.

Just a few days ago Russia tried to do the Luna-25 mission to also land on the South Pole of the moon but it crashed. The United States, on the other hand, wants to bring humans back to the surface of the moon by 2025, but their Artemis Mission is currently experiencing delays due to issues involving the lander system designed by SpaceX.

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