JAMMU, Sept 21: Student of Presentation Convent Senior Secondary School, Mehak Chopra witnessed the Moon landing of Chandrayaan-2.
Sharing her experience she said that she felt extremely delighted when the Prime Minister gave her and 73 other students the opportunity to be part of the historic event through an online Space Quiz.
“Winning that Space Quiz and after being selected as the candidate from J&K gave me a feeling of ecstasy and euphoria and I felt as if I was on cloud nine,” she said.
She termed her visit to ISRO Telemetry, Tracking & Control Network, Bengaluru as a profound experience which will always remain etched in her memory.
“On 6 September 2019 we met many dignitaries. The interaction with Dr. K Sivan and other esteemed ISRO scientists broadened our knowledge as they briefed us about the programming that was done and the ‘physics’ that was involved in this mission,” Chopra further said.
She said that during the event, most heart-wrenching point was when, at exact 1:53 am when it was announced that the connection with lander, Vikram, was lost and couldn’t be established again,” Mehak maintained.
However, she said that knowledge never goes waste and pays in one way or the other.