India's space agency ISRO spent a mere $75 million to launch a small spacecraft bound for Mars, 140 million miles away. Mangalyaan, Mars craft in Hindi, which took off earlier this week will be ... more 
India's space agency ISRO spent a mere $75 million to launch a small spacecraft bound for Mars, 140 million miles away. Mangalyaan, Mars craft in Hindi, which took off earlier this week will be India's first interplanetary mission and, if all goes well, will reach the Red Planet in September 2014 after a 300-day journey. That will make India the first Asian country, and the fourth in the world, to get to the planet. less 
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Thu, Nov 7, 2013 8:36 AM EST