Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Electricity and Safe Drinking Water are Secondary Concerns As India Plans to Send Spacecraft to Orbit Mars


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India plans to send spacecraft to orbit Mars next year

By Nirmala George
(AP) www.msnbc.msn.com
8-15-12

      NEW DELHI — India plans to send a spacecraft to Mars next year on a scientific mission critics say shows the governing party's skewed priorities when people lack electricity and safe drinking water.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced the 4.5 billion rupee ($82 million) mission during a speech Wednesday marking the 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule.

"This spaceship to Mars will be a huge step for us in the area of science and technology," he said.

The spacecraft will orbit Mars to collect data after its launch in November 2013 on a frequently used rocket developed by the Indian Space Research Organization. . . .

. . . Critics of Singh's Congress party say instead of the Mars mission, the government should concentrate on providing the basic needs of people such as electricity and safe drinking water. . . .
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