India’s spacecraft successfully begins journey to Mars

India’s first mission to Mars left Earth’s orbit Sunday, successfully entering the second phase of its journey that could see New Delhi win Asia’s race to the Red Planet, scientists said.

The spacecraft, called Mangalyaan, now embarks on a 10-month journey around the sun before reaching Mars in September next year, the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

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