Mangalyaan’s maiden attempt
PTI GSLV- D6 carrying GSAT-6, lift off
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“We hope so that it will be the case in the future (India and the US on a joint robotic mission to explore Mars). At NASA, we are just beginning to plan for next mission to Mars for the next decade, which is 2020-2030. In fact shortly, there is a meeting in Washington for preparation of the ultimate human space flight to Mars. We clearly hope that India would be interested. Hopefully, India will be part of the consortium between US, Europe, France, Italy among others where all can capitalise on our capabilities to explore the solar system.”
CSQ JPL Director Charles Elachi
NASA Mars Rover Curiosity
“Reaching the Mars orbit in first attempt was an amazing achievement and that too at such low cost. Now American scientists through its MAVEN mission and India through its Mars Orbiter Mission are sharing data.”