Los Angeles: When the Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt rang up the International Space Station (ISS) he had a list of questions for NASA astronaut Nick Hague. One of the questions related to India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission.
Pitt who is a part of the promotional tour for his science fiction film ‘Ad Astra’, asked the astronaut if he watched India’s landing on the moon.
“I got to go to JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) last week and it was on the day when India was landing on the moon and the United States was assisting them in that effort. Could you see that from where you are?” asked the “Troy” actor.
Hague, who is on the ISS with two Americans, two Russians and an Italian, answered, “No, unfortunately, I along with the rest of the crew had to follow along with the news reports.”
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On September 7, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost communication with the Vikram lander just a few minutes before soft-landing. Ever since then, ISRO has been struggling hard to re-establish the lost connection with Vikram Lander.