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President congratulates ISRO on Chandrayaan-1 launch

india Updated: Oct 22, 2008 17:23 IST

President Pratibha Patil today congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful launch of India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-1, calling it a "landmark day" for the country.

In a message from Guwahati, Patil said it was a "landmark day" which would inspire the Indian space scientists for sending manned missions in the future.

Patil, who is on a tour of North-eastern states, said India should aim at sending Indian astronauts to space in an Indian space capsule.