Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 24:
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated the scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for their success in the mission to Mars christened as “Mangalayan”.
“This is a proud moment for every Indian”, Patnaik said after the spacecraft Orbiter successfully entered the Martian orbit at 515 km away from the red planet’s surface and 215 million km away from the earth in radio distance today.
With this, India has become the the first country in the world to enter the Martian orbit in its maiden attempt.