Mars painting by child artist Anushka Sarkar
This painting of Mars by child artist Sameeksha Sanjoy Sarkar was a silver medal winner in Khula Aasmaan children art contest for October to December 2016. In the history of space exploration, the moon was the first destination for mankind for its space travel. The next space journey that was undertaken was Mars. The first attempted mission to Mars was in 1960 by the Soviet Union.
Mars mission by India
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan (“Mars-craft”) is a space probe orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014. It was launched on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).