Nasa has praised ISRO’S Chandrayaan 2 mission and deemed their job of landing the soft-land Vikram module on the lunar South Pole as commendable and inspiring plus the U.S. space agency is very much looking forward to a chance to explore the solar system with Indian Space Research Organisation.
As it is all over media, ISRO’s effort to soft-land Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the unexplored South Pole didn’t go as planned on Saturday, as the lander lost communication with ground stations during its last & final descent.
“Space is hard. We commend ISRO’s attempt to land their Chandrayaan2 mission on the Moon’s the South Pole. You have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together,” NASA tweeted on Saturday.
Earlier the former NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger told PTI that the lessons learned from India’s “bold attempt” too soft-land Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the lunar surface will serve it well when India will plan they’re follow up missions in the coming future.
“We should not be too discouraged. India was trying to do something very, very difficult. In fact, everything was going as planned as the lander came down,” Linenger said to the media when asked about the unfortunate event relating to Vikram lander.
On Sunday, the news relating to pictures of Vikram lander being clicked by the cameras on board of Chanrayaan 2’s orbiter was confirmed by the ISRO chairman K. Sivan. But he could not say anything about the condition of Vikram lander during its hard landing. It is assumed to be damaged as ISRO is finding it tough to get any kind of contact with lander.