India has successfully created history by sending a spacecraft in the Martian orbit on September 24, 2014 in its very first attempt. India has become the first country to have tasted success in its very first attempt at this magnanimous task. The Indian Mars orbit mission is called the "Mangalyan" and the nation celebrated the victorious mission with the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi marking his presence at the country's only spaceport at Sriharikota.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) confirmed on 24th September that its scientists had successfully launched and test fired the main liquid engine on India's Mars Orbiter spacecraft. The next step of the mission will be a planned Mars Orbit Insertion.
The countries who have already created a legacy in this arena includes US, Russia and the European Space Agency, and now India enters the elite and respected club of successful mars mission launches. Worldwide till date a total of 51 attempts have been made for the same, of which only 21 attempts have been successful, and India's very first attempt turning successful makes the news even bigger.
While the USA's NASA was one of the first institutions to congratulate ISRO, PM Narendra Modi celebrated the moment with a congratulatory speech and praising the scientists for their dedication and efforts. Reports claim that post this successful mars mission, India will now join hands with Chinese space scientists to plan more integrated missions in the future.
The ISRO is headed by Mr.K.Radhakrishnan whose tenure at ISRO ends by the end of 2014. On the Mars mission front, India's MOM is one of the cheapest Mars mission and cost around one tenth of what it cost NASA to send the same. Highlighting the same fact Indian PM Narendra Modi joked saying that a Hollywood movie costs more than India's space mission; which apparently is quite true indeed.
ISRO's Mars Mission will check the presence of Methane on the planet Mars which will help the scientists to peep into possibility of presence of life form on the planet.