India lands on the Moon – level 2

28-08-2023 07:00

India achieved a successful soft landing on the Moon’s southern pole with its Chandrayaan-3 mission.

This achievement places India among a group of only a few countries did something like this, including the US, the former Soviet Union, and China. The Vikram lander from India’s space agency ISRO landed as planned at 18:04 local time. The nation celebrated, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his pride. Officials said that this success was the result of the hard work of generations of scientists.

The rover named Pragyaan will explore the Moon’s surface and do scientific studies. Scientists want to get important data and images, especially about water-based ice. This is important for possible habitation by people and for the next space missions.

Difficult words: achievement (doing something successfully with hard work and skills), pride (feeling very happy and satisfied because someone did something good), habitation (the activity of living somewhere).

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