ISRO chief S Somanath, who successfully led his team to ensure soft landing of Vikram lander and deploying of Pragyan rover to carry out experiments, visited Pournamikavu, Bhadrakali Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.
When he came out after offering prayers, he replied to media saying, “I am an explorer. I explore the Moon. I explore the inner space. So it’s a part of the journey of my life to explore both science and spirituality. So I visit many temples and I read many scriptures. So try to find the meaning of our existence and our journey in this cosmos. So it’s a part of the culture that we are all built to explore, find out the inner self as well as outer self. So for the outer, I do science, for the inner I come to temples…”
On Chandrayaan-3 mission, he said, “Everything is working very well. Chandrayaan-3, the lander, the rover is very healthy and all the five instruments on board have been switched on. And it’s giving beautiful data now. So we are hoping that in the days to come next another ten more days remaining before 3rd September, we should be able to complete all the experiments with its full capability of various modes. There are different modes for which it has to be tested… So we have the best picture ever of the Moon…”