The Mangalyaan or The Mars Orbiter Mission by ISRO has been named among the 25 best inventions of 2014 by Times magazine.
The MOM has been ranked at second place in the Time’s 25 best inventions of 2014 after Hendo Hoverboard.
The citation from Time’s magazine says: “Nobody gets Mars right on the first try. The U.S. didn’t, Russia didn’t, the Europeans didn’t. But on September 24, India did. That’s when the Mangalyaan went into orbit around the Red Planet, a technological feat no other Asian nation has yet achieved.”
ISRO is planning to achieve its next mission in 2018 with lander and a rover to explore Mars in depth.
Other Indian Inventions in top 25
Nalini Nadkarni, forest ecologist and college professor helped develop the ‘Blue Room’ with Snake River Correctional Institution in Oregon for inmates in solitary confinement, who for 23 hours a day see nothing but a tiny, white-walled cell, an experience some research suggests heightens mental illness and makes prisoners prone to suicide attempts and violence.
Former Google engineer Pramod Sharma developed ‘Osmo’, a tablet toy that gets physical. Sharma got the inspiration when he saw his daughter playing with the iPad, but did not want her to be glued to the tablet all day long.
The toy, which debuted in October, has helped Osmo raise US $14.5 million in capital and is now being sold in the Apple Store.
Source NDTV and Times