The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is working to salvage what it can from its first attempt to soft-land on the Moon, which ended with its Vikram lander resting on its side, silent but intact, on the surface.  ISRO was reserved in its official comments in the days following the loss of contact, which occurred Sept. 6 at 4:24 p.m. EDT while the lander was in the final stages of its drama-filled powered descent, 2.5 km (1.6 mi.) above its south-pole landing target dividing the ...

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