Mangalyaan takes off!

Updated: Nov 05, 2013 22:11 IST

PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe as its payload moments after lift-off, in Sriharikota. With Mangalyaan's successful launch, India joined the US, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers. (HT Photo/Nathan G)
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PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe as its payload moments after lift-off, in Sriharikota. With Mangalyaan's successful launch, India joined the US, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers. (HT Photo/Nathan G)

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