New Delhi: On August 23, as India’s Chandrayaan 3 lunar mission reached a crucial milestone in the form of a successful lunar landing, news websites from around the world placed this break front and centre.
As India became the fourth country in the world to land on the moon and the first ever to land on its ‘dark side’, it was an occasion for an Indian achievement to appear prominently global news.
The historic landing is expected to unveil new avenues of scientific discovery and exploration, shaping the future of lunar research in the country and globally.
The Wire has able to capture some news sites from across the globe and how they prioritised ISRO’s feat.
The BBC World’s home page on August 23 evening. Photo: Wayback Machine
A screengrab, captured at around 10 pm on August 23, shows TRT World in Turkey leading with the news.
Liberation in France leads with the landing news, as seen in this screengrab, captured at around 10 pm on August 23.
The website of the Brazilian daily Folha de S.Paulo had the animated Lander’s photo as lead as well on the evening of August 23.
The online portal of The Chosun Ilbo, Korea’s oldest newspaper, also led with this news at around 10 pm on August 23.
A screengrab, captured at around 10 pm on August 23, shows the Straits Times in Singapore leading with the news.
The website of the government of Russia’s Rossiyskaya Gazeta had a homepage report on the first photo released by the Chandrayaan 3 by this morning.
This screenshot, taken at 10 pm on August 23, shows the website of the daily broadsheet Izvestia with the landing as one of its top news breaks.