India creates history; Mangalyaan enters Martian orbit.


New Delhi: Creating history in space, India on September 24, 2014 successfully placed its Mangalyaan into the Martian orbit and became the first Asian country to reach Mars .The first in the world to enter Martian orbit in its maiden attempt.With the success of MOM, India now joins the United States, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers.

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India's first interplanetary mission, entered the orbit of the Red Planet at around 8 am on Wednesday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi was there to witness the historical event and congratulates scientist for their hard work terming it as a proud moment for the country.The Mars Orbiter spacecraft, after a 300-day flight and covering a distance of 680-million km following its launch on November 5, 2013, entered the Martian orbit early Wednesday