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September 24, 2014
RELEASE 14-263
NASA Administrator Statement About India's Mars Orbiter Mission

The following statement is from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM):

"We congratulate the Indian Space Research Organisation for its successful arrival at Mars with the Mars Orbiter Mission.

"It was an impressive engineering feat, and we welcome India to the family of nations studying another facet of the Red Planet. We look forward to MOM adding to the knowledge the international community is gathering with the other spacecraft at Mars.

"All space exploration expands the frontiers of scientific knowledge and improves life for everyone on Earth. We commend this significant milestone for India."

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David Weaver
Headquarters, Washington

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