“India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished (and no other Asians): putting a satellite into orbit around another planet” — and on the first try.
The country’s Mars orbiter success was achieved on a much cheaper budget than ever before.
Scientists, including women dressed in saris, cheered as the photos of Mars reached mission control.
(WATCH the video below, or READ the story, w/ photo, from NPR News)
Mars Photo credit: NASA