Indian Spacecraft, “Mom” First to Orbit Mars !

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“Mom”, the affectionate  name given to the Indian spacecraft, reached Mars orbit on Wednesday, beating  China, the Americans, the Soviets, and Europe and all on a shoestring budget. $74 million  to be exact which was less than the budget to make the film “Gravity!”

Grade school children all over India were told to arrive at school at 6:45 AM to be inspired as they observed this historic occasion in the life of India and the world!

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Mr. Modi ,the new Prime Minister , was understandably excited at this affirmation as he sets out for  New York City and his historic United Nations speech.  You can count on hearing about that right here  on another day !

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/world/asia/on-a-shoestring-india-sends-orbiter-to-mars.html?_r=0

Are you surprised at this news? 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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5 Responses to Indian Spacecraft, “Mom” First to Orbit Mars !

  1. holley4734 says:

    What a great story! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Don Ostertag says:

    Thanks for telling us, Anne. I sure didn’t see any press on this. Perhaps it got lost in the important tech news like thousands standing in line for the new Apple phone.

  3. annetbell says:

    Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Pingback: Images from Mars | TalesAlongTheWay

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