MOM mis­sion puts In­dia on top

SP's MAI - - ROUND-UP 2014 -

In­dia be­came only the fourth na­tion to ex­e­cute a suc­cess­ful mis­sion to Mars, a suc­cess made even sweeter by the fact that it was the first ever county to suc­ceed in its maiden at­tempt. Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi pointed out that the mis­sion cost (just $74 mil­lion) much less than that of Hol­ly­wood space film Grav­ity. Man­galyaan has been de­scribed as a tech­no­log­i­cal feat that will al­low In­dia to flex its ‘in­ter­plan­e­tary mus­cles’. On Septem­ber 24, In­dian space sci­en­tists once again made In­dia proud. Man­galyaan is among the 25 ‘Best In­ven­tions of 2014’ listed by Time mag­a­zine that are ‘mak­ing the world bet­ter, smarter and—in some cases—a lit­tle more fun’.

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