India just successfully completed its mission of orbiting a satellite around Mars, which jump started the country to an elite association of space explorers, sending every scientist and worker involved to cheers and thrilling everyone involved.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated the country went beyond human enterprise and innovation, sending their craft to a place very few were before – making history.
The success was, according to the scientists involved, flawless. This just shows that even a poor country can achieve everything – and that’s how humans work. To get you an idea of the success rate of these space missions, from 41 missions like this, 23 failed.
NASA tweeted its congratulations and welcomed MOM, the spacecraft, to the red planet’s orbit.