Mangalyaan, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, is prepared for its Nov. 5, 2013 launch into space.

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In a handout photo, Mangalyaan, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, is prepared for its Nov. 5, 2013 launch into space. Mangalyaan’s cost — about a tenth of NASA’s latest Mars mission — is a particular point of pride for India’s scientific community, which sees their space program’s frugality as an advertisement for Indian engineering. (Indian Space Research Organization via the New York Times) — FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

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