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Indian spacecraft soars on journey to Mars

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Indian spacecraft soars on historic journey to Mars

India's workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle blasted off Tuesday with the country's first Mars mission, a low-budget project marking India's foray into an elite club of space powers.

The 146-foot-tall rocket, specifically tailored for the Mars mission, launched at 0908 GMT (4:08 a.m. EST) Tuesday from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, India's spaceport on Sriharikota Island about 50 miles north of Chennai.

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India launches first Mars-bound spacecraft Mangalyaan

India successfully launches its first rocket bound for Mars from the east-coast island of Shriharikota, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel

Source: The Telegraph - YouTube Channel

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