World Space Week was celebrated in Kerala's Kozhikode district on Friday to mark the success of India's Mars mission, where many enthusiastic school and college students attended the space exhibition organised by the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium.
India's Mars Orbiter Mission, lovingly called Mangalyaan, has sent back its first 3D image of the Red Planet captured by its cameras onboard the satellite, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
In an attempt to encourage young minds in the space exploration, a science communicator has developed a Do-It-Yourself model of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), which can be cut out of cupboard and assembled by kids.
To honour ISRO scientists for their achievement of the Mars Orbiter Mission, TABcab, city's fleet of radio cabs, will display on its 200 vehicles their photos and messages congratulating the space agency.
India and the world got to know about the 'Mangalyaan' entering the orbit of Mars from the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) which was capturing signals from the unmanned spacecraft, Australia said today.
China today congratulated India for its successful Mars mission saying that it was not only a proud achievement for the country and Asia but also a "landmark progress" in mankind's exploration of outer space.
History has been created today. India's first inter-planetary mission - 'Mars Orbiter Mission' (MOM) or Mangalyaan has been successfully placed into the Martian orbit and that too in the very first attempt.