The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) rocket lifts off carrying India's Mars spacecraft from the east-coast island of Sriharikota, India, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. India on Tuesday launched its ... more 
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) rocket lifts off carrying India's Mars spacecraft from the east-coast island of Sriharikota, India, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. India on Tuesday launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel. The 1,350-kilogram (3,000-pound) Mangalyaan orbiter was headed first into an elliptical orbit around Earth, after which a series of technical maneuvers and short burns will raise its orbit before it slingshots toward Mars. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Arun Sankar K
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 6:41 AM EST