A screen grab from a live webcast by the Indian Space Research Organisation on Friday shows the Vikram lander before the moon landing attempt. Photo: ISRO via AFP

India’s moon shot ends in failure as contact lost with Vikram lunar lander during final approach

  • Spacecraft was 2km from surface, minutes before a scheduled touchdown
  • Successful landing would have made India fourth country to land a vessel on moon
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A screen grab from a live webcast by the Indian Space Research Organisation on Friday shows the Vikram lander before the moon landing attempt. Photo: ISRO via AFP
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