India launches its first mission to Mars

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Indian Space and Research Organization Chairman, K. Radhakrishnan, center, addresses the media after the launch of the rocket carrying the Mars orbiter from Sriharikota, at 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. Hindi reads, "Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota.".(AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)