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.
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.
It is a moment that every Indian will cherish. India’s Mangalyaan, successfully entered the Martian Orbit in a record time of mere three hours, after it was launched in the morning of September 24 in its maiden attempt.
India's tryst with Mars begins early Wednesday when its inter-planetary spacecraft readies to enter the Martian orbit in a maiden attempt to study the red planet's atmosphere and search for life-sustaining elements.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here Tuesday evening on a two-day visit to witness an Indian spacecraft enter the Martian orbit early Wednesday at the space agency's mission control centre in this tech hub.
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India’s first interplanetary mission, was launched by India’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 5 last year.