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    22 Hilarious Insights About India's First Mission To Mars

    "Now waiting for parents to say 'Beta Mars pe chale jao, aajkal bohot scope hai'."

    @Soutik / Via Twitter: @soutik

    "Mangalyaan scientists celebrating after success in Mission Control Room, Bangalore." - @Soutik

    On 23 September, India successfully became the fourth country in the world to launch a satellite into orbit around Mars. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) joined NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency, and the European Space Agency as the only international space agencies to succeed in this mission.

    Among these, the ISRO holds the title of being the first international space agency to succeed in such a mission on its first attempt. The ship, the Mangalyaan, will soon begin its mission to study the atmosphere and terrain of the red planet.

    A 24-minute engine burn slowed the probe down enough to allow it to be captured by Mars's gravity, reported the BBC.

    Prime minister Narendra Modi acknowledged the historic event in a series of tweets.

    The odds, were stacked against us. Of the 51 missions, attempted across the world so far, a mere 21 had succeeded. But we have prevailed: PM

    PMO India@PMOIndia

    The odds, were stacked against us. Of the 51 missions, attempted across the world so far, a mere 21 had succeeded. But we have prevailed: PM

    3:42 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Through your brilliance, and hard work, you have made it a habit, of achieving the impossible: PM to @isro scientists

    PMO India @PMOIndia

    Through your brilliance, and hard work, you have made it a habit, of achieving the impossible: PM to @isro scientists

    8:20 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    With today’s spectacular success, ISRO joins an elite group, of only 3 other agencies worldwide to have successfully reached red planet: PM

    PMO India @PMOIndia

    With today’s spectacular success, ISRO joins an elite group, of only 3 other agencies worldwide to have successfully reached red planet: PM

    8:13 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    I congratulate, all ISRO scientists, as well as, all my fellow Indians, on this historic occasion: PM @narendramodi

    PMO India @PMOIndia

    I congratulate, all ISRO scientists, as well as, all my fellow Indians, on this historic occasion: PM @narendramodi

    8:10 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    In an adorable (and eerily space-age) Twitter exchange, the Curiosity Rover congratulated ISRO and Mangalyaan.

    Namaste, @MarsOrbiter! Congratulations to @ISRO and India's first interplanetary mission upon achieving Mars orbit.

    Curiosity Rover@MarsCuriosity

    Namaste, @MarsOrbiter! Congratulations to @ISRO and India's first interplanetary mission upon achieving Mars orbit.

    8:33 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Howdy @MarsCuriosity ? Keep in touch. I'll be around.

    ISRO's Mars Orbiter@MarsOrbiter

    Howdy @MarsCuriosity ? Keep in touch. I'll be around.

    9:02 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    As did NASA.

    We congratulate @ISRO for its Mars arrival! @MarsOrbiter joins the missions studying the Red Planet. #JourneyToMars

    NASA@NASA

    We congratulate @ISRO for its Mars arrival! @MarsOrbiter joins the missions studying the Red Planet. #JourneyToMars

    8:17 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Aside from being a wonderful achievement for India, the mission to Mars gave India's esteemed Twitterati something to joke about. Here are some of their brilliant insights:

    1.

    Well doen ISRO. Well done. We may be a crowded country, but you've shown us that we are still pretty good at managing space. #Mangalyaan

    Ramesh Srivats@rameshsrivats

    Well doen ISRO. Well done. We may be a crowded country, but you've shown us that we are still pretty good at managing space. #Mangalyaan

    9:41 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2.

    The Indian Mars Mission budget was $25 million less than the budget of the movie 'Gravity', because we didn't have to pay George Clooney.

    Akshar@AksharPathak

    The Indian Mars Mission budget was $25 million less than the budget of the movie 'Gravity', because we didn't have to pay George Clooney.

    1:08 PM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3.

    Intl. media reacting to our MOM clearance at 1st attempt like local aunties reacting to lafanga long haired boy clearing CA on first attempt

    Tanmay Bhat@thetanmay

    Intl. media reacting to our MOM clearance at 1st attempt like local aunties reacting to lafanga long haired boy clearing CA on first attempt

    8:59 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4.

    Wow. #Mangalyaan has travelled 680 million kilometres. That's the most by any Indian entity since Pratibha Patil.

    Ramesh Srivats@rameshsrivats

    Wow. #Mangalyaan has travelled 680 million kilometres. That's the most by any Indian entity since Pratibha Patil.

    10:00 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5.

    What is the first thing #Mangalyaan found on Marsh Orbit ? - Shri Ved Pratap Vaidik ji Because A journalist can go anywhere. #MissionMars

    Paresh Rawal@Babu_Bhaiyaa

    What is the first thing #Mangalyaan found on Marsh Orbit ?

    - Shri Ved Pratap Vaidik ji

    Because A journalist can go anywhere.

    #MissionMars

    10:27 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6.

    Some of India's key achievements - Miss World. Miss Universe. Didn't Miss Mars. #Mangalyaan

    Ramesh Srivats@rameshsrivats

    Some of India's key achievements -

    Miss World.

    Miss Universe.

    Didn't Miss Mars.

    #Mangalyaan

    9:49 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7.

    According to #ISRO, there is now solid proof that men are not from Mars. Only Arnab Goswami is. #Mangalyaan #MissionMars

    lindsay pereira@lindsaypereira

    According to #ISRO, there is now solid proof that men are not from Mars. Only Arnab Goswami is. #Mangalyaan

    #MissionMars

    9:27 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8.

    "We're orbiting Mars!" - @isro "You're just doing it for publicity" - @timesofindia #MissionMars

    Anuya J@effyourstylist

    "We're orbiting Mars!" - @isro

    "You're just doing it for publicity" - @timesofindia #MissionMars

    9:34 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9.

    I will not consider the Mangalyaan to be successful till they confirm if they can hear Arnab Goswami from up there. #MissionMars #ISRO

    iAbba iDabba iJabba@OB_noxious

    I will not consider the Mangalyaan to be successful till they confirm if they can hear Arnab Goswami from up there. #MissionMars #ISRO

    8:57 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10.

    India tells China to hold the flag meeting on... Mars. If Mr Eleven can make it up there. #Mangalyaan #MarsMission

    Aditya Sinha@autumnshade

    India tells China to hold the flag meeting on... Mars. If Mr Eleven can make it up there. #Mangalyaan #MarsMission

    12:25 PM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11.

    T 1623 - #Mangalyaan..Bharat Mata ki Jai !! Historic ! Only country to have succeeded in first attempt, on budget less than Hollywood film !

    Amitabh Bachchan@SrBachchan

    T 1623 - #Mangalyaan..Bharat Mata ki Jai !! Historic ! Only country to have succeeded in first attempt, on budget less than Hollywood film !

    11:07 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12.

    I love how "Dude! Your MOM went to Mars" is now a legitimate and sensible sentence. Congrats!!!! #isro #Mangalyaan

    Virr Das@thevirdas

    I love how "Dude! Your MOM went to Mars" is now a legitimate and sensible sentence. Congrats!!!! #isro #Mangalyaan

    8:11 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13.

    Meanwhile Alia learnt today that Mars is not just a chocolate bar but a real planet too #MangalYaan

    Pavan Kamat@pavankamat

    Meanwhile Alia learnt today that Mars is not just a chocolate bar but a real planet too #MangalYaan

    11:33 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14.

    The fact that whoever handles Narendra Modi's Twitter account hasn't tweeted in Martian yet is worrying. #MarsMission #Mangalyaan

    lindsay pereira@lindsaypereira

    The fact that whoever handles Narendra Modi's Twitter account hasn't tweeted in Martian yet is worrying. #MarsMission #Mangalyaan

    11:35 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15.

    Now waiting for parents to say "Beta Mars pe chale jao, aajkal bohot scope hai" #Mangalyaan

    The-Lying-Lama@KyaUkhaadLega

    Now waiting for parents to say "Beta Mars pe chale jao, aajkal bohot scope hai" #Mangalyaan

    8:58 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16.

    The cost of #Mangalyaan is Rs 7/km -lesser than basic auto rickshaw fare #JustHeard

    Riteish Deshmukh@Riteishd

    The cost of #Mangalyaan is Rs 7/km -lesser than basic auto rickshaw fare #JustHeard

    10:52 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17.

    Today on Newshour: "Where are the men on Mars? Nation wants to know! Sent them all to Earth on exotic junkets?" Martian: "Let me finish..."

    Abhijit Majumder@abhijitmajumder

    Today on Newshour: "Where are the men on Mars? Nation wants to know! Sent them all to Earth on exotic junkets?"

    Martian: "Let me finish..."

    8:36 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    18.

    When they were out there making Gravity, we were busy in our attempt to defy it with even lesser money. #mangalyaan #GravityTheMovie

    Abhishek Badiyala@badbadiablo

    When they were out there making Gravity, we were busy in our attempt to defy it with even lesser money. #mangalyaan #GravityTheMovie

    10:00 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    19.

    According to unconfirmed reports, the Trinamool Congress is upset about the #MarsMission because it's a red planet. #Mangalyaan

    lindsay pereira@lindsaypereira

    According to unconfirmed reports, the Trinamool Congress is upset about the #MarsMission because it's a red planet. #Mangalyaan

    3:01 PM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    20.

    Inspired by Our Visionary Leader Rahul Gandhi, India has reached Mars. Now, Jupitor is not far away. #Mangalyaan

    Sanjay Jha@sanjayjha44

    Inspired by Our Visionary Leader Rahul Gandhi, India has reached Mars. Now, Jupitor is not far away.

    #Mangalyaan

    10:32 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    21.

    22. And, of course, God weighed in as well.

    Congratulations India, whose #Mangalyaan rocket is now orbiting Mars! I've never seen Brahmā so proud! He's crying all eight eyes out!

    God@TheTweetOfGod

    Congratulations India, whose #Mangalyaan rocket is now orbiting Mars! I've never seen Brahm? so proud! He's crying all eight eyes out!

    8:30 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Jokes aside, this is an incredible achievement for India and the world. Congratulations, ISRO!

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