India makes history by being the first country to ever land on the moon’s south-pole.

Earlier today, former Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, congratulated India on X (formerly Twitter) as the country awaits the Chandrayaan-3 moon landing:
“All eyes on #Chandryaan3 Moon landing 5:40 PM, great day for Indian Science Community and Space scientists, Congratulations to people of India on this great achievement”

Chandrayaan-3 (means “mooncraft” in Sanskrit) is the third Indian lunar exploration mission. It was launched on 14 July 2023 and was expected to land near the lunar south pole region on 23 August around 05:45 pm IST and the touchdown was expected around 06:04 pm IST.


So far, only three countries, the United States, Russia, and China, have been able to achieve a controlled landing on the lunar surface. But now India has become the first country to land on the moon’s south pole.

Earlier in the week, Russia’s Luna-25 spacecraft was to land in the same area, however, it crashed on August 19 after spinning out of control.