When the rovers scooped dirt on Mars I was proud to be a human being - from swinging from branch to branch - and now to hopping planets - what a giant leap mankind has taken. Also was teeny weeny jealous of NASA for having achieved such a big feat
But when a Made in India metal starts orbitting the moon, it will be doubly special. We have squeezed a rocket from pinching poverty, corrupt netas, terrorism, border disputes, pollution, suppression of minorities - it is an endless list. But for the common man beaten up by all these bad elements - the lift off will be one uplifing feeling - to encourage him to fight off all these cancers and rise above the clouds to achieve bigger things.
ISRO - a salute to have dared to think beyond 36,000KMs. What is next?