Five things to know about India's Mars orbiter

September 25, 2014 11:55 AM

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Five things to know about India's Mars orbiter

(CNN) -- The United States couldn't do it on its first try. Neither could the Soviets.

In true underdog fashion, India launched its ultra-budget spacecraft and bested the Americans and Europeans by becoming the first nation to succeed in sending a spacecraft into Mars' orbit on its initial attempt.

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