24th September truly has to be a red letter day for Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO as the nation successfully managed the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft started orbiting the red planet at 7.47am with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi watched in awe and admiration of India’s new achievement according Times of India.
India becomes the first Asian country to achieve this historic feat and what it is very surprising is this was achieved with a minimum budget of 67 million dollars. The PM could be seen in a very jubilant mood and congratulated the entire scientist involved and said “History has been created today. We have achieved the near impossible. I congratulate all ISRO scientists and all my fellow Indians on this historic achievement.” The PM further added “The moment this mission was named MOM, I knew it would not disappoint. Moms never fail…We dared to reach out to the unknown.”
From America the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) also sent its congratulations because this was the first Mars Mission attempted by India and on the very first go has achieved success.
This success will now also give rise to future mission into space and quite possibly the next step will be to put an Indian in space because with the success of Mangalyaan, which is the size of a Tata Nano car, was launched on 11 May, 2013, aboard India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C25 rocket meant to test our ability to place a craft in Martian orbit and technologies required for a future interplanetary mission.
With PM Modi going to America in two days time, this achievement will certainly play a major part in furthering ties on space research between both nations
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