PM Modi Arrives In Bengaluru To Watch Moon Landing From ISRO Centre
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Yelahanka Airbase on Friday night to witness from an ISRO centre in Bangalore the planned landing of Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' module on lunar surface in the early hours of Saturday.
The Prime Minister who flew in by a special aircraft was received by Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Pralhad Joshi and Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka, and State BJP Chief Nalin Kumar Kateel, among others.
The touchdown of 'Vikram' lander is scheduled between 1.30 am and 2.30 am, followed by the rollout of rover 'Pragyan' between 5.30 a.m and 6.30 a.m.
Modi, about 60 students from across the country selected by ISRO though an online quiz, a large media contingent and others are slated to watch the final descent of the lander as it happens, from the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network.