India has broken through to a new level in its space program. This week, the country successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
It took almost a year for the Indian satellite to reach orbit around Mars. Only the Americans, the Russians and the Europeans have previously reached the red planet. In fact, earlier this week, the latest U.S. satellite, called “Maven,” also made it into a Mars orbit.