Will Explore Solar System Together: NASA To ISRO After Chandrayaan-2 Mission
New Delhi: After India’s unsuccessful attempt to soft-land the ‘Vikram’ lander on the surface of the moon, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) commended the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for its efforts.
Stating that “space is hard”, NASA said that it looks forward to future opportunities to explore the solar system with ISRO. “We commend ISRO’s attempt to land their Chandrayaan-2 mission on the Moon’s South Pole. You have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together.”
The praise comes a day after former NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger said the lessons learnt from India’s “bold attempt” to soft-land the ‘Vikram’ module will help the country in its future missions.
Meanwhile, the UAE Space Agency also assured ISRO of its support following the loss of contact with their spacecraft. In a tweet the agency said, “The UAE Space Agency assure their full support to the ISRO following the loss of contact with their spacecraft, Chandrayaan-2 which had to land on the moon. India proved to be a strategic player in the space sector and a partner in its development & achievements.”