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Good on India. For less that the budget of a Hollywood movie.........

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"India’s spacecraft has beamed back its first photos of Mars, showing its crater-marked surface"

Just like the moon, it seems asteroids hit Mars hard, that may have something to do with the apparent lack of life there along with the freezing temperatures.

“India, by becoming the first Asian country to launch a successful Mars mission"

How come Indians don't look Asian?

"The mission’s success received front-page coverage in Indian newspapers Thursday, with the Hindustan Times declaring “MARTIAN RACE WON”

When are they going to land an Indian on Mars?

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''Critics of the program say a country that struggles to feed its people adequately and where roughly half have no toilets should not be splurging on space travel.''

Hitting Mars right on means better defense against your aggressive neighbor. Being hungry or without a toilet is much better than being a slave of your cruel enemy.

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''Critics of the program say a country that struggles to feed its people adequately and where roughly half have no toilets should not be splurging on space travel.''

Yea, yea, that's one way to look at it. Looking at it from a more total ... human race ... view, could the money spent by NASA and what have you over the years helped towards hunger and death in Africa or India? Looks different now, doesn't it? So much for a low budget adventure.

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@Serrano - Continent is a geographical collection of countries. It breaks barriers of race and civilization. I am sure, Indians and all other Asian countries are proud of the diversity that Asia has.

Critics of the program say a country that struggles to feed its people adequately and where roughly half have no toilets should not be splurging on space travel.

You dont have to be a rich country to dream big. Clearly, this is frivolous use of money.

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Good on India, show NASA how to do it.

THEN :) I scrolled back and saw jokpali's

Good on India. For less that the budget of a Hollywood movie.........

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correction - @Serrano - Continent is a geographical collection of countries. It breaks barriers of race and civilization. I am sure, Indians and all other Asian countries are proud of the diversity that Asia has.

Critics of the program say a country that struggles to feed its people adequately and where roughly half have no toilets should not be splurging on space travel.

You dont have to be a rich country to dream big. Clearly, this is not frivolous use of money

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Hitting Mars right on means better defense against your aggressive neighbor. Being hungry or without a toilet is much better than being a slave of your cruel enemy.

i bet if you and your family are the ones who are hungry & without access to a sanitized toilet, then you would think otherwise. which would have a higher likelihood of causing immediate risks to their health - malnutrition & disease or being conquered by your enemy?

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''i bet if you and your family are the ones who are hungry & without access to a sanitized toilet, then you would think otherwise. which would have a higher likelihood of causing immediate risks to their health - malnutrition & disease or being conquered by your enemy?''

India has no immediate ganger of being trampled by its enemy and it's people enslaved because it has nuclear weapons as mighty and as sharp as it's enemy's. In case it does not own these weapons, whether it has immediate risks of being conquered by its enemy and its people enslaved is to be decided by its enemy, not by you, or me, or India.

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