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India’s Spacecraft Successfully Reaches Mars

India successfully placed a spacecraft into orbit around Mars, making it the first country to reach the Red Planet in its first attempt. The low-cost, inter-planetary mission puts the spotlight on India’s growing ambitions in space exploration and its homegrown technology. Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization erupted into cheers, shook hands and beamed as the Indian spacecraft entered Mars orbit early Wednesday. Before that moment of triumph came, they watched for a...

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