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“You have inspired us with your journey”: NASA tweets to ISRO

In a tweet, NASA said that Space is hard but they comment ISRO’s efforts to land the Chandrayaan 2 on the moon’s South pole.

 

New Delhi| As the entire nation stood with the Indian Space Research Organization after the glitch in the moon landing, now Nasa has come out with consoling message for ISRO.

In a tweet, NASA said that Space is hard but they comment ISRO’s efforts to land the Chandrayaan 2 on the moon’s South pole. Moon’s South Pole is an unexplored region which is speculated to be housing water bodies. India’s ambitious second lunar mission was expected to find the craters and water bodies present here.

Also Read: “Only 5% of Chandrayaan 2 has been lost”, says ISRO official

However, in the last crucial 15 minutes before the soft landing, the lander Vikram which had Pragyan rover inside it lost the communication with the ground control room. The lander was just 2.1km away from the lunar surface. Subsequently, the communication was restored but ISRO was unable to identify lander’s exact location.

On Saturday, PM Modi also consoled the ISRO chairman K Sivan who was in tears after the setback mission faced at the last stage. Support poured in from across the country for ISRO scientists. Several leaders from neighbouring countries too extended support and commended ISRO’s efforts.

Today, NASA tweeted saying that India’s Chnadrayaan 2 mission has inspired them. It also said that it will look forward to exploring the solar system together.  “You have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together,” NASA tweeted.

After NASA’s tweet, US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs also tweeted congratulating ISRO. It said,

The mission is a huge step forward for India and will continue to produce valuable data to fuel scientific advancements.”

 

“We have no doubt that India will achieve its space aspirations.”

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