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    BBC News - India's first Mars satellite 'Mangalyaan' enters orbit

    India has successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars, becoming the fourth nation or geo-bloc to do so.

    The Mangalyaan robotic probe, one of the cheapest interplanetary missions ever, will soon begin work studying the Red Planet's atmosphere.

    A 24-minute engine burn slowed the probe down enough to allow it to be captured by Mars's gravity.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country had achieved the "near impossible".

    Only the US, Russia and Europe have previously sent missions to Mars, and India has succeeded on its first attempt - an achievement that eluded even the Americans and the Soviets.
    Good stuff.

    If we had a permanent human colony on Mars, could the Indians send take-aways to the people there??

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    Default Re: Mars satellite 'Mangalyaan' in orbit

    I love the fact that it cost more to make a film about being in space (Gravity, which cost $100 million) than it did to actually get Mars Orbiter to orbit Mars ($74 million). I think they're the first country to do it on their first attempt too.

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    Default Re: Mars satellite 'Mangalyaan' in orbit

    Yep, that's correct Ben.

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