Two womens behind ISRO's successful Mission Chandrayaan-2


India's Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, has been launched from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on July 22, 2019, at 14:43 IST. The vehicle GSLV Mk-III-M-1 is carrying three robotics to the Moon. The whole mission was headed by ISRO's two women scientists Muthayya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal. 

Muthyya Vanitha is the project director and Ritu Karidhal is the mission director of Chandrayaan-2. This is the first time in the ISRO's history where the one of the most important mission is directed by a woman. ISRO Chairman, K Sivan, said in a press conference that 30% of Chandrayaan-2 mission team are women.

Muthayya Vanitha
Muthayya Vanitha, an Electronics Engineer, has also directed the project for data systems for the remote sensing satellites Cartosat-1, Oceansat-2 and Megha-Tropiques satellite as the deputy project director. She has been awarded as the best woman scientist award in 2006. She was reluctant to take the responsibility of project director of Chandrayaan 2 as the role involved 18 hours of work a day. Later, she took this challenge and proved it a success.

Ritu Karidhal
Ritu Karidhal is known as one of the “Rocket Women” of India. She has Master id Science degree in Physics from Lucknow University and then M.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. She has worked as Deputy Director of the Mars Mission.

Both the womens have been working with ISRO for more than two decades. It was them who made the mission possible for India.

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