“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!
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 !
Are you surprised at this news?
What a great story! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I am so glad you enjoyed it !
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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.
Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by!
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