AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore. © AFP
As Chennai primarily based engineer Shanmuga Subramanian helped NASA discover the particles of Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram on Tuesday, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) got here up with a hilarious tweet for the “NASA workforce”. Referring to all of the cricket balls hit out of the park by their premier batsmen AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli, RCB tweeted, “Might the #NASA workforce that discovered #VikramLander additionally assist us discover the cricket balls hit by ABD & Virat”. After the Vikram Lander was situated, the NASA, in an announcement credited the Indian engineer and mentioned, “the particles first situated by Shanmuga Subramanian about 750 meters northwest of the primary crash website and was a single vibrant pixel identification in that first mosaic”.
Might the #NASA workforce that discovered #VikramLander additionally assist us discover the cricket balls hit by ABD & Virat?
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) December three, 2019
The Bengaluru franchise had earlier posted a congratulatory tweet for ISRO after the profitable launch of Chandrayaan 2. “Congratulations @isro. Watching #Chandrayan2 take off was a implausible sight! P.S. We’ve a particular request for you, on behalf of our batsmen,” RCB tweeted.
Shanmuga Subramanian, a 33-year-old IT skilled, whose Twitter bio now reads, “I discovered Vikram Lander!” informed NDTV, “I did ship a tweet to NASA and ISRO. I despatched emails to a few NASA scientists. They have been answerable for the LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) pictures. I acquired a great response from them”.
ISRO had misplaced contact with the lander Vikram following its launch from Chandrayaan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make soft-landing close to the moon’s south pole. A profitable soft-landing on the moon’s floor would have made the nation solely the fourth – after america, Russia and China – to attain the feat.