Chandrayaan-3 model unveiled at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
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A full-scale Chandrayaan-3 model with Vikram lander and Pragyaan rover is displayed at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, exciting space enthusiasts and students.
In a momentous occasion for space enthusiasts and students alike, a full-scale model of Chandrayaan-3, equipped with the Vikram lander and Pragyaan rover, has been put on display at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. This remarkable exhibit was received from the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) U.R. Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru and unveiled by P. Veeramuthuvel, the project director of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. During the unveiling, Dr. Veeramuthuvel took the opportunity to share some valuable insights and words of wisdom with the attending students.
"Hard work is irreplaceable. Maintaining consistent efforts is crucial. Approach every task with diligence and dedication. That is very important, put your heart out, that is what we did in Chandrayaan-3," emphasized Dr. Veeramuthuvel.
His message resounds with a universal truth that transcends the boundaries of space exploration - the importance of dedication and unwavering commitment in achieving one's goals.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission holds a special place in India's space exploration journey, building upon the historic achievement of Chandrayaan-2. It was on August 23, 2019, that India made history by successfully landing the Vikram lander near the lunar south pole, becoming the fourth country to achieve this feat and the first to do so in such a challenging location. To commemorate this significant milestone, the Government of India declared August 23 as National Space Day, an acknowledgment of the nation's prowess in space exploration and its commitment to the pursuit of scientific knowledge beyond Earth's boundaries.
Chandrayaan-3, the successor to Chandrayaan-2, embarked on its journey with invaluable lessons learned from its predecessor's challenges. Chandrayaan-2's lander encountered a setback when it crashed during its attempt to make a landing on the moon's surface in 2019. Dr. Veeramuthuvel, who was part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission as well, shared the wisdom of resilience with the students. He encouraged them not to be disheartened by failures but to use them as stepping stones to future success.
"Upon receiving the Chandrayaan-3 project, our team, myself included, experienced a range of emotions due to the previous mission's failure. But we learned from our mistakes and came back strongly. That is what we did in Chandrayaan-3. I would say that Chandrayaan-3 can give plenty of food for thought to the student community, particularly how to bounce back from failures," Dr. Veeramuthuvel said.
Chandrayaan-3 serves as a testament to the spirit of resilience and determination. It underscores the importance of learning from past experiences and continuously striving for excellence, even in the face of adversity. This full-scale model on display at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum not only represents India's commitment to space exploration but also stands as a symbol of inspiration for the next generation of scientists and explorers, reminding them that with hard work and unwavering dedication, the stars and the moon are within reach.