India Mars mission on track

2013-11-08 11:30
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India mission to Mars blasts off

India has sent its first vessel to Mars as the country aims to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet. See pictures of the blast off here.

New Delhi - India's Mars spacecraft has completed the first of a series of engine firings designed to free it from Earth's gravitational pull and propel it toward the red planet, scientists said on Friday.

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