India`s Mars mission: China for enduring peace in outer space

As India Tuesday stole the march over China by launching a mission to Mars, Beijing called for "joint efforts" to ensure peace in outer space.

Launch is only part of Mars mission story; challenges ahead

The successful launch of the country`s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Tuesday, is only part of the country`s first inter-planetary venture story. The space odyssey is long and complex.