Excellent! India Successfully Puts Spacecraft in Mars’ Orbit

India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.

Scientists broke into wild cheers as the orbiter’s engines completed 24 minutes of burn time to maneuver the spacecraft into its designated place around the red planet.

“We have gone beyond the boundaries of human enterprise and innovation,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, standing alongside scientists with the Indian Space and Research Organisation at the command center in the southern tech hub of Bangalore.

Congratulations to ISRO and the Indian People.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/indian-spacecraft-enter-mars-orbit-25693181

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