India launched a record-breaking amount of satellites into orbit in one rocket. All 104 satellites beat the odds of not even making it to space, let alone successfully getting out of the Earth’s atmosphere and not having any of the satellites collide with each other. This has caused some unrest with space agencies around the world, who all fiercely compete for superiority. Russia holds second place for the amount of rockets launched in one go, leaving the US at third. India also launched an unmanned rocket to orbit Mars, which costed $73 million, compared to NASA’s Mars mission which is resting on about $271 million. Is the ISRO catching up in space travel superiority? Should NASA be worried?

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