October 8th, 2014
India has triumphed in its first interplanetary attempt by successfully putting a satellite into orbit around Mars.
Scientists broke into wild cheers on Wednesday morning as the orbiter’s engines completed 24 minutes of burn time and maneuvered into its designated place around the red planet.
The success of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately nicknamed MOM, brings India into an elite club of Martian explorers that includes United States, the European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union.
The success of the Mars Orbiter Mission, lauded for its low price tag of $74 million.
We salute the unseen heroes and the silent minds who have made this day, a history!
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