Vikram lander debris: The engineer who cracked it for India

Vikram lander debris: The engineer who cracked it for India

Mechanical engineer Shanmuga Subramanian combed through images beamed by a US moon-watching spacecraft to identify the crashed Vikram lander - a core part of India's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission - which had tumbled into the lunar surface early in September. On Tuesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) credited the Chennai-based computer programmer with the tip that led to the discovery, and within hours, Shan, as he likes to be known, had launched himself into stardom, with journalists and visitors cramming into his apartment since early afternoon, wanting to hear the story straight from the man who found the lost Lander.

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