National Geographic to Air India’s ‘Mangalyaan’ Mars Mission Tomorrow

Murdoch-owned new National Geographic channel will air what India has been in news for the last one year or two — successfully launching the Mars orbiter Mission (MOM) called Mangalyaan and joing the elite club of space exploring nations.

The two-year-old launch will be shown on National Geographic channel on November 5 for an hour showcasing how the mission was conceived,using ISRO’s original footage and tackling the challenges that the team faced in its journey.

The documentary will also show the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) locations with 100 of its scientists who were serious about their prestigious mission. Finally, ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was launched on November 5 and two years after its success, the National Geographic will air it on its channel at about 10 PM on Thursday.

The Mangalyaan mission took almost 10 months to reach its destination of Mars surface and throughout the period all the 100 scientists had spent sleepless nights in Bangalore monitoring its cruise.

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