Space agencies from the US, the UK, and Europe have extended their congratulations to India for the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Led by scientists at ISRO, the mission achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first nation in the world to land near the South Pole of the moon.
This achievement marks India as the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the moon, following the erstwhile USSR, the US, and China. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson expressed his congratulations on X, highlighting NASA’s partnership with ISRO on the mission.
The UK Space Agency also celebrated the accomplishment, and the European Space Agency’s Director General Josef Aschbacher praised ISRO’s demonstration of new technologies and India’s first soft landing on another celestial body.