India's Chandrayaan-2 evokes global interest: Sivan

Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) India's first moon landing mission 'Chandrayaan-2' is being watched with keen interest globally, said K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisaton (ISRO).

Speaking to reporters here Sivan said the Chandrayaan-2 mission is an important mission at a global level.

He said, the landing operations for moon lander Vikram will begin at about 1.40 a.m. on September 7 and the landing will happen at 1.55 a.m. at Moon's South Pole.

He also said ISRO has plans for Chandrayaan-3 also, the third moon mission.

According to him, the Indian space agency does not differentiate between men and women and only talent gets the recognition and opportunity.

Incidentally, the Chandrayaan-2 mission Project Director is a female M. Vanitha.

--IANS

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