India failed at its attempt to land on the moon when the country’s space agency lost contact with its rover moments before it was set to land, according to The Hill. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi still thanked the scientists and told them that they did well, although there would be more ground to cover. “In life, there are ups and downs. The country is proud of you,” stated Modi to his scientists.
“All your hard work has taught us something…Hope for the best,” Modi continued. The lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2, which carried the six-wheeled rover named Pragyan, occurred when their images began to freeze on the agency’s computer screen at the altitude of 2.1km. Due to the inability of India to land their craft, the United States, China, and Russia are the only nations to land a spacecraft on the moon.