US Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit, India Probe Next

September 22, 2014 8:28 PM

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US Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit, India Probe Next

Next up, India. With NASA's Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India's first mission to the red planet.

The Indian spacecraft is due to slip into Martian orbit Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in India.) It's India's first interplanetary mission, and no nation has been fully successful getting to the red planet on its first try. There have been more than three dozen attempts, and more than half of the...

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