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Kalam hails ISRO scientists achievement

As Chandrayan-1, India's first unmanned lunar mission, will embrace the moon on Friday, former President APJ Abdul Kalam today said that it will inspire the youth of the country.

india Updated: Nov 14, 2008 20:25 IST

As Chandrayan-1, India's first unmanned lunar mission, will embrace the moon on Friday, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday said that it will inspire the youth of the country.

Hailing the achievement of ISRO scientists, he told reporters here that "they (ISRO scientists) have two major characteristics that is excellence in technology and creative leadership."

"It's an inspiration for the country," he said, adding that "ignited youth mind is the most powerful resource on the earth."

He said that the Chandrayan-1 is expected to land on moon at 8 pm on Friday. "It will provide a lot of data...There are 11 experiments and the scientists will benefit from it," he said.

The Chandarayan had already reached its intended operational orbit at a height of about 100 km from the lunar surface.

Kalam, who had himself closely associated with the Chandrayan, said that his dream was that atronauts walk on land of Moon and Mars.