India puts spacecraft into orbit around Mars

September 24, 2014 3:48 AM

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India puts spacecraft into orbit around Mars

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, Indian engineers work on the Mars orbiter spacecraft at the satellite center of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Bangalore, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

NEW DELHI – India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.

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