Opinion | If it turns upside-down, is it still a failure?
During Vikram’s descent to the Moon, any number of things could have gone wrong and corrections were not really possible from Isro here on Earth
Another rumination today, on a mission to the Moon. This one is prompted by a few people I met recently who were dejected by Chandrayaan-2 and asked me —“You’re the maths columnist!"—to explain. I got the feeling they wanted to consider my response almost like therapy, balm on a stroke of widely felt misfortune.