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Season 1, Episode 39 of 99
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In November, India launched a mission to Mars in an attempt to become the fourth nation and first Asian country to reach the red planet. The Indian Mars Orbiter Mission is a point of immense national pride and will be completed for just over $70 million dollars, a tiny fraction of the cost spent by NASA on similar programs. But is spending any resources on a mission to Mars wise when hundreds of millions of Indians struggle to meet basic needs? Hari Sreenivasan reports from Bangalore, India. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air.

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1/18/2014 7 p.m. PBS HD

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