India’s Rs 1,000 Crore Mission To Moon Is Powered By Two Women
India will launch a lunar mission on July 15. With this, it will become the fourth country to land on the moon. And what makes this feat special is that two women –mission director Ritu Karidhal and the project director Vanitha M are heading this exercise. In fact, women employees account for nearly 30 per cent of India’s space agency’s total workforce.
Aim of the mission
The Chandrayaan–2 mission aims to deliver a rover to an elevated plane close to the uncharted lunar South Pole on September 6 or 7 and investigate the surface for signs of water and potentially new sources of abundant energy. It’s one step in an envisioned progression that includes putting a space station in orbit and — eventually — landing a crew on the moon.