I am happy for these two women as India launches today Chandrayan2, A great moment to rejoice and boost for enhancing morale of women in India & in other parts of the world Quick Facts: Know Muthayya Vanitha, Project Director, Chandrayaan 2 She was the winner of the best woman scientist award of the Astronautical Society of India in the year 2006, and has been the deputy project director for data systems for the remote sensing satellites Cartosat-1, Oceansat-2 and Megha-Tropiques. She also headed the telemetry as well as the telecommand divisions at the digital systems group at the satellite centre, which is now the UR Rao Space Centre. She was a key scientist involved in ensuring that the Mangalyaan satellite which was launched on November 5, 2013 Quick Facts: Know Ritu Karidhal, Mission Director,Chandrayaan 2 A simple girl from the city of Lucknow, she got a chance to be associated with the Mars Mission with her never ending inquisitive spirit to know more about outer space. For the Mars Mission, she was one of the persons who was identified to carry out the operations of the satellite. The automation on board was done for the first time in the Mars mission and Karidhal assisted in all of these operations. This is regarded as the turning point of her scientific career.