“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

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