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Message 1438294 - Posted: 5 Nov 2013, 11:02:02 UTC

Good on them I say, I just hope that International Aid hasn't paid for it.

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Message 1438297 - Posted: 5 Nov 2013, 11:10:30 UTC

Here is a link, but it says I need a plugin I don't have on Firefox/Linux to watch the launch video. Yet I see NASA and JPL videos OK.
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Message 1438518 - Posted: 5 Nov 2013, 22:25:33 UTC - in response to Message 1438297.

Indeed they did. I wish them luck.

India has successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars - with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach the planet.

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Message 1438961 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 20:04:48 UTC

Nothing much to be gained by flying to Mars so I wonder if this is a form of
calibration exercise by the Indian Space Agency. It's a good move by them and I
hope they try exploring lesser tapped regions of our space rather than those
already ventured.


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Message 1439622 - Posted: 7 Nov 2013, 12:18:35 UTC

with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach the planet.

I doubt they will find anything NASA already hasn't, but the reason is as above, linked to their aim to join the 15 Nations already involved with the ISS.

China has reportedly expressed interest in the project, especially if it would be able to work with the RKA. However, as of 2009 China is not involved because of US objections. The heads of both the South Korean and Indian space agencies announced at the first plenary session of the 2009 International Astronautical Congress on 12 October that their nations intend to join the ISS program. The talks are due to begin in 2010. The heads of agency also expressed support for extending ISS lifetime. European countries not a part of the International Space Station program will be allowed access to the station in a three-year trial period, ESA officials say.


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Message 1448892 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 12:23:04 UTC

AFP - India spacecraft probe leaves Earth orbit on mission to Mars

India's first mission to Mars left Earth's orbit Sunday, successfully entering the second phase of its journey that could see New Delhi win Asia's race to the Red Planet, scientists said.

The spacecraft, called Mangalyaan, now embarks on a 10-month journey around the sun before reaching Mars in September next year.

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Message 1448923 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 13:28:30 UTC

I wish them a safe journey and good luck in the mission.

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Message 1449011 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 19:58:09 UTC - in response to Message 1448923.

There will be so much contamination on Mars.
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Message 1449050 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 21:18:38 UTC - in response to Message 1449011.

It should be (hopefully) sterilized junk until we set foot on it. Then again it could pick something up (that is not from us) and drag it in. (^;
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Message 1449090 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 23:32:13 UTC - in response to Message 1449050.

It should be (hopefully) sterilized junk until we set foot on it. Then again it could pick something up (that is not from us) and drag it in. (^;


I don't think so..
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Message 1481632 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 14:01:48 UTC - in response to Message 1449011.

thats a mean thing to say !

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Message 1481701 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 21:53:39 UTC

If there is anything to be contaminated on Mars, and most likely there is, it is probably too late to worry about it. So now if anything living is found on Mars and it has DNA, there will be arguments for decades that said life came from earth riding in one of our landers.
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Message 1481712 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 22:52:11 UTC - in response to Message 1481632.

thats a mean thing to say !


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