‘Failure is part of the game’: Indian spacecraft presumed lost after moon landing attempt

By Sanjay Kumar India’s attempt to land near the south pole of the moon, part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, ended when mission managers lost contact with the lander—seconds before touchdown—just 2 kilometers from the moon’s surface. The lander, which would have made India the fourth nation to land on the moon after the United States, …