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Old 9th September 2019, 14:49   #16
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Agree that the hype around the landing was much too high but on a positive side my kid who is at 2nd standard was asking me questions about how an aeroplane (her word for rocket) can go to moon and this seems to be the general atmosphere at her school apparently. This hype has created a much needed awareness in science and has sure sparked an interest among school children in space sciences.
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This hype has created a much needed awareness in science and has sure sparked an interest among school children in space sciences.
Excellent! Ultimately, this is the best outcome, a few of today's children will be inspired to go along this scientific/space exploration path and that can only lead to good things in the future.

A lot of the effort around rocketry and space exploration has always been driven by and exploited by politics and politicians. Wernher von Braun's initial research and rockets were funded by Nazi Germany for their war plans. And then he went on to work for the Americans who also wanted his research. The first Moon landing was largely driven by Kennedy's desire to beat the Soviets in the Space race.

Smart scientific administrators leverage these opportunities to fund and drive their research. However jingoistic the motives may be, the results are ultimately for the good of humanity!
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My kid is 5 years old and I told him that I am going to watch moon landing (explained in kiddie language) and he wanted to see it with me but as expected he slept. In morning, he asks me whether that "vehicle" went on moon and I had to tell him that due to some problem they were not able to land properly. But seeing that he is interested in enough for me.
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Lander intact, lying at an angle but in one piece as per latest new reports.

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/techa...cid=anaheimntp
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The scientific expeditions and experiments are not reality tv shows. Everyone associated with science, at least experimental science, knows how tiny and incremental the success rate is. Science should be left to be done by scientist without the undue burden of expectations. People should celebrate success and involved scientists should be hailed as heroes but AFTER they have successfully achieved something. Live telecasting an extremely challenging mission puts huge stress on people involved and by nature, (most) scientists are introverts and work better when left to their own device.
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The scientific expeditions and experiments are not reality tv shows. Everyone associated with science, at least experimental science, knows how tiny and incremental the success rate is. Science should be left to be done by scientist without the undue burden of expectations. People should celebrate success and involved scientists should be hailed as heroes but AFTER they have successfully achieved something. Live telecasting an extremely challenging mission puts huge stress on people involved and by nature, (most) scientists are introverts and work better when left to their own device.
Exactly. Media coverage has to be only to a certain extent. The way many of them started hailing india as an emerging super power, a debate where the anchor is desperately trying to bring out appreciations from a few US politicians were all pretty embarrassing to watch.

The media is here just to ruin everything. Go ahead, have a field day, but at least wait till there's an outcome. The debates are nonsensical especially the regional news where the anchors are graphically edited and made to sit in a cockpit or even on the moon! They go on to explain science like talking to a 10 year old, only that the latter will have far more information than these people!

Now am waiting for the communications to be re-established and the remainder of the mission to resume. You will be guaranteed a bollywood movie should this happen!

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The scientific expeditions and experiments are not reality tv shows. Everyone associated with science, at least experimental science, knows how tiny and incremental the success rate is. Science should be left to be done by scientist without the undue burden of expectations. People should celebrate success and involved scientists should be hailed as heroes but AFTER they have successfully achieved something. Live telecasting an extremely challenging mission puts huge stress on people involved and by nature, (most) scientists are introverts and work better when left to their own device.
The first human moon landing was a live telecast 50 years ago, hence it's only natural to put this on live especially as we were supposed to land on a place which no other country has tried. It was something similar to the 1969 event. But the media people becoming extemporaneous scientists is something to be condemned. Also, as said by many people, this event united millions of Indians which only (sadly) happens during cricket matches. This itself was a big victory for ISRO.
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A wonderful achievement. We should be really proud of this project. Good to see that stuff like this tickles the interest in the minds of all Indians. We need more push to science and scientific stuff.
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I always believe that such projects have more intangibles that leave a long lasting impact on multiple generations with kids being the most impacted. that is obvious through some of the questions kids ask. Yesterday over dinner, my son , who is in 7th standard, asked me what it takes to become a space engineer and work with ISRO. This kind of a response and its impact is priceless and this is one kid.

having watched the landing attempt, i wrote the following on my FB wall the day after

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#Chandrayaan2

When was the last time our country came together to witness the outcome of a scientific project during the odd hours of the night ?

When was the last time a scientific project captured so much attention and people learnt apogee , perigee and other such terms ?

When was the last time a scientific project kindled people's imagination, got children's attention, and had people glued to television and YouTube ?

The live telecast helped people see all the emotions on display and gave an insight into the human side of our scientists.

The Lander may have failed, but the orbiter is still there doing its job.

95% of the project mission is achieved and it is a huge success as far as achieving project targets are considered.

Getting kids interested in Space and Science is the primary intangible of such projects and i am sure that we will have a 1000 kids mentioning Chandrayaan-2 as the inspiration for pursuing STEM.

I am sure ISRO will do it again as part of Chandrayaan-3. Good project managers always account for failure and plan for the worst case scenario. And ISRO has some very professional Project Managers.

Awesome work ISRO. ������ ���� ������ ������������ ���������� ���� ������...

"Given ships or sails adapted to the breezes of heaven, there will be those who will not shrink from even that vast expanse."
Johannes Kepler - in a Letter to Galileo, 1610

Now on to Chandrayaan-3....

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I see this as an win and I feel no amount of media coverage for this event could have been too much. The emotions that everyone showed in the country was because of the Media Coverage and the government's positive attitude towards this. Now that our scientists know that how much we appreciate their hard work and how badly we wanted to be on the moon they will make sure we reach there.

Apart from this a hug from the Prime Minister when you are at a low in life can do wonders.
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Now this is a news that no one would have expected. North Korean hackers targeted ISRO during Chandrayaan 2 mission. This is as per a report released by Kaspersky.

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The N. Koreans will try to get as much information as possible from every entity which has anything to do with nuclear power/ weapons and rockets/ missiles.

I was pleasantly surprised at Kudankulam NPPs ready acknowledgement of the N. Korean penetration. Shows quiet confidence. The norm is to deny everything.

Strong rumours that ISRO was also the unintended victim of stuxnet a decade back. (ISRO denies the claim).

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