You have inspired us, will explore solar system together, says NASA to ISRO

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NASA has lauded India’s historic Chandrayaan-2 mission, saying the Indian Space Research Organisation’s attempt to soft-land Vikram module on the lunar South Pole has ‘inspired’ it and the U.S. space agency is looking forward to explore the solar system with its Indian counterpart.

ISRO’s plan to soft-land Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the uncharted South Pole did not go as per script on Saturday, with the lander losing communication with ground stations during its final descent.

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Chandrayaan-2: NASA Hails ISRO, Says It Looks Forward To ‘Explore Our Solar System Together’

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) on Saturday evening joined other international space organisations and experts to praise the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) attempt to land its Chandrayaan-2 mission on the South Pole of the Moon.

“Space is hard. We commend Isro’s attempt to land their Chandrayaan-2 mission on the Moon’s South Pole,” NASA tweeted.

“You have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together,” the US space agency added.

India’s bold mission to soft-land on moon suffered a setback during the wee hours on Saturday, with Chandrayaan-2’s ‘Vikram’ module losing communication with ground stations, just 2.1 km from the lunar surface during its final descent.

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NASA Lauds India’s Chandrayaan-2 Mission, Ready To Jointly Explore Solar System With ISRO

National Aeronautics and Space Administration has lauded Chandrayaan-2, saying India’s moon mission has “inspired” the U.S. space agency which is keen to jointly explore the solar system with Indian Space Research Organisation, a day after the lunar expedition suffered a snag while attempting a historic landing on the uncharted South Pole of the Moon.

A senior Trump administration official also praised India’s Chandrayan-2, describing ISRO’s efforts as “incredible”.

“We congratulate ISRO on their incredible efforts on Chandrayaan-2. The mission is a huge step forward for India and will continue to produce valuable data to fuel scientific advancements. You have inspired us, will explore solar system together ... have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together,” NASA said in a tweet on Saturday. Space is hard. We have no doubt that India will achieve its space aspirations,” Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice G Wells tweeted.


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Chandrayaan-2: ‘Space is hard, you have inspired us,’ NASA tells ISRO

The United States’ space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Saturday offered words of encouragement to the Indian space agency after the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission lost contact with the object that was to land on the lunar surface.

The US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs said India’s mission had been a huge step forward. ‘We congratulate @ISRO on their incredible efforts on #Chandrayaan2,’ the bureau tweeted. ‘The mission is a huge step forward for India and will continue to produce valuable data to fuel scientific advancements. You have inspired us, will explore solar system together ... have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together," it said. A senior Trump administration official also praised India's... We have no doubt that India will achieve its space aspirations.’

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