Swigert Award for Space Exploration

  • 11 Apr 2024

India's Chandrayaan-3 mission team is honored with the 2024 John L 'Jack' Swigert Jr Award for space exploration.

  • The award was accepted by India's consul general in Houston DC Manjunath on behalf of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) during the opening of the annual space symposium in Colorado.
  • Chandrayaan-3, developed by ISRO, made history by becoming the first to land on the Moon's South Pole, expanding humanity's reach in space exploration.
  • The Chandrayaan-3 mission, comprising the lander Vikram and the rover Pragyan, successfully touched down on the lunar south pole on August 23, marking a significant advancement in India's space exploration capabilities.