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India Mission To Mars

India Wins in the World’s Second Space Race

New Delhi – India on Tuesday launched its first spacecraft to Mars. The mission, say experts, is not only about exploring the universe, but also to demonstrate the country’s technological capabilities. The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), or the Mangalyaan as it is informally known, took off at 09:08 GMT from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

Curiosity Drills Into Mars Subsurface For First Time

Washington – The Curiosity rover’s powerful drill successfully collected its first subsurface sample, about a tablespoon of powdered rock that will be fed into the spacecraft’s on-board laboratory instruments for detailed chemical analysis, project officials said Wednesday. The drill, which can both spin and pound, was the final piece of equipment the rover was yet