India celebrates historic lunar achievement as Chandrayaan-3 lands on Moon’s south pole


India’s resounding joy echoed through the nation as the Chandrayaan-3 lander gracefully touched down on the lunar surface, marking a historic milestone on Wednesday, August 23. This momentous event positioned India in the prestigious league of ‘elite’ space powers alongside the United States, the Soviet Union, and China, all of which have accomplished successful lunar landings. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) basked in global acclaim, receiving congratulatory messages from space agencies worldwide.

The European Space Agency (ESA) expressed its felicitations on X, hailing ISRO’s achievement as “historic.” The ESA conveyed its applause to the Chandrayaan-3 team while extending its support for the Lander and Rover operations on the Moon’s surface. This collaboration is set to continue with ISRO’s forthcoming Aditya-L1 solar mission.

US Senator Bill Nelson, the 14th administrator of NASA, heartily congratulated ISRO on the successful lunar South Pole landing of Chandrayaan-3. He celebrated India’s accomplishment as the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the Moon and acknowledged NASA’s partnership in this journey.


The Australian Space Agency joined the chorus of congratulatory messages, lauding ISRO and the Government of India for the “historic soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar south pole.” This monumental feat enhances humanity’s understanding of our celestial neighbor, solidifying India’s position as the fourth country to successfully execute a lunar landing.

The United Kingdom Space Agency celebrated the triumphant moment with the words, “History made! Congratulations to Isro and India #Chandrayaan3.” This sentiment echoed the collective pride felt by nations around the world as they witnessed India’s remarkable leap in space exploration.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission’s successful landing on the Moon’s south pole signifies a monumental achievement for India’s space endeavors and contributes to the expansion of humanity’s knowledge about our celestial surroundings. As India etches its name into the annals of space history, the global space community stands united in celebration and support for the country’s extraordinary accomplishment.