‘A billion hearts are praying’: Akshay Kumar on Chandrayaan-3

Chandrayaan-3: As India attempts to land a drone on the moon, Akshay Kumar wishes to ISRO scientists. Superstar Akshay Kumar on Friday wished ISRO scientists the best of luck with India’s ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan 3. Chandrayaan 3 is making another attempt at an unmanned mission to the moon, following its failure in 2019.

“And it’s time to wake up! Good luck to all @isro scientists #Chandrayaan3. A billion hearts are praying for you guys,” the Bollywood actor tweeted, while the public said, “Chandrayaan 2 is It will soon give way to Chandrayaan-3,” citing a Sept. 9 post.
The 25:30 countdown to Chandrayaan 3’s launch began Thursday in Sriharikota, according to the major space agency.
The lunar exploration follows the Chandrayaan-2 mission in 2019, which aims to make a soft landing on the moon by space explorers. The Chandrayaan-2 module landed on the moon in September 2019. The lander, named Vikram after Indian space program founder Vikram Sarabhai, was supposed to land on the moon, but lost contact 2.1 kilometers above the surface. ISRO Chairman S. Somanath offered prayers at the Sri Chengalamma Parameswarini Temple in Surrulpetha near Tirupati on Thursday ahead of the launch of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. “I need the blessings of Chengalamma Devi…I am here to pray and ask for his blessings for the success of this mission,” Somnath told reporters.
Somnath, who is also the space ministry secretary and chairman of the Space Commission, said Chandrayaan 3 will launch at 2:35 pm on Friday, saying the LVM3 rocket during its fourth consecutive mission is big and powerful. India will become the fourth country to launch lunar exploration, after Russia, the United States and China, as it seeks to cement its reputation as a low-cost space powerhouse.