The Artemis will return astronauts to the Moon by 2024, and prepare the way for human missions to Mars after creating a "sustainable human presence on the Moon", explained notes by NASA.
Now this line "chand pe hai apun" has gone viral after ISRO tweeted about Chandrayaan-2's successful entry in the lunar orbit.
If the planned September 7 landing is successful, India will join the United States, Russia and China as the only nations to achieve a soft landing of a spacecraft on the moon. With Chandrayaan 2, ISRO is attempting to foster a new age of discovery and increase its understanding of space.
The global success rate for a mission like that was not very great and the acquisition of the polar orbit was a tricky aspect, he said.
Chandrayaan-2, launched on July 22 by GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle, had entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory on August 14.
Taking it to Twitter, Prime Minister Modi said, "This is an important step in the landmark journey to the Moon".
The spacecraft comprises three segments - the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander "Vikram" (1,471 kg, four payloads) and rover "Pragyan" (27 kg, two payloads).
The lander (named Vikram, after the founder of Isro) weighs about half as much, and carries within its belly a 27kg Moon rover with instruments to analyse the lunar soil.
The almost 150 million US dollars worth of Moon Mission aims at gathering data on water, minerals and rock formations on the lunar surface.
READ: India Planning To Have Own Space Station, Announces ISRO Detailing Extension Of Gaganyaan Mission. The last country to endeavor a soft landing on the moon, Israel, failed in its mission earlier this year.
In order to save fuel, India's space agency has chosen a circuitous route to take advantage of the Earth's gravity, which will help slingshot the satellite towards the Moon.
The spacecraft tracking team and others were matching the Chandrayaan-1 actual orbit with that of the expected one. In comparison, the Saturn V rocket used by the Apollo programme remains the largest and most powerful rocket ever built.