Mangalyaan takes off!

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Isro chairman K Radhakrishnan addresses media after the PSLV C25 launch in Sriharikota. (Nathan G/ HT Photo)

Isro chairman K Radhakrishnan addresses media after the PSLV C25 launch in Sriharikota. (Nathan G/ HT Photo)

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ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan addresses the media after the PSLV C25 launch (Mars mission), in Sriharikota, India. (HT Photo/ Nathan G)

ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan addresses the media after the PSLV C25 launch (Mars mission), in Sriharikota, India. (HT Photo/ Nathan G)

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ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan addresses media after the PSLV C25 launch in Sriharikota. (HT Photo/ Nathan G)

ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan addresses media after the PSLV C25 launch in Sriharikota. (HT Photo/ Nathan G)

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ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan addresses media after the PSLV C25 launch (Mars mission), in Sriharikota. (HT Photo/ Nathan G)

ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan addresses media after the PSLV C25 launch (Mars mission), in Sriharikota. (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)

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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Visitors to the Nehru Planetarium watch the live telecast of the launch of India's Mars Orbiter Mission (AFP Photo)

Visitors to the Nehru Planetarium watch the live telecast of the launch of India's Mars Orbiter Mission (AFP Photo)

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The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) rocket lifts off carrying India's Mars spacecraft from the east-coast island of Sriharikota (AP Photo)

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) rocket lifts off carrying India's Mars spacecraft from the east-coast island of Sriharikota (AP Photo)

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PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe as its payload moments after lift-off, in Sriharikota, India. (Nathan G/HT file photo)

PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe as its payload moments after lift-off, in Sriharikota, India. (Nathan G/HT file photo)

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This television frame grab taken from television channel NDTV, broadcasting live footage from Doordarshan, shows the PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe. (AFP Photo)

This television frame grab taken from television channel NDTV, broadcasting live footage from Doordarshan, shows the PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe. (AFP Photo)

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India on Tuesday launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel. (AP Photo)

India on Tuesday launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel. (AP Photo)

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In this photograph taken on September 11, scientists and engineers work on a Mars Orbiter vehicle at the Indian Space Research Organisation's satellite centre in Bangalore. (AFP Photo)

In this photograph taken on September 11, scientists and engineers work on a Mars Orbiter vehicle at the Indian Space Research Organisation's satellite centre in Bangalore. (AFP Photo)

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Andhra Pradesh media people protest against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in front of ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan as he enters the media center in Sriharikota, India. (HT Photo/ Nathan G)

Andhra Pradesh media people protest against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in front of ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan as he enters the media center in Sriharikota, India. (HT Photo/ Nathan G)

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