Sonakshi Sinha, Akshay Kumar hail 'spacewomen' for leading Chandrayaan 2

Sonakshi Sinha & Akshay Kumar Photograph:( Pinterest )

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 14, 2019, 06.16 PM (IST)

The countdown has begun for the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India's Moon mission to the unexplored south polar region of Earth's natural satellite. 

Actor Sonakshi Sinha took this opportunity to praise women scientists for leading the mission. 

The country's second lunar spacecraft will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh at 2:51 am on Monday.

Ahead of India's most ambitious space mission, Sonakshi and Akshay hailed the "spacewoman" who worked behind the grand project.

"One of India's most important and prestigious space missions, Chandrayaan 2, is led by women, which also happens to be a first for ISRO! Proud of our spacewomen. To the moon!!!" she tweeted.

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Her 'Mission Mangal' co-star Akshay Kumar too sent his best wishes for the launch.

"India's second space mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2 is led by two women scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a first in India's history. Sending my best to the rocket women and ISRO team, more power to you," Akshay tweeted on Sunday.

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While India is gearing up for Chandrayaan 2, Sonakshi and Akshay are all set to feature in 'Mission Mangal', a film based on true events of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launching the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan) on 5 November 2013, making it the least expensive mission to Mars.

The film, will also feature Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sharman Joshi, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and HR Dattatrey in pivotal roles and is scheduled to release on August 15. 

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Ahead of India's most ambitious space mission, Sonakshi and Akshay hailed the "spacewoman" who worked behind the grand project on Twitter.