Article Photos: India plans to send craft to orbit Mars next year 1/1

  FILE - In this Monday, July 12, 2010 file photo released by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) blasts off from the Sriharikota spaceport near Chennai, India. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a speech Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 to mark the 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule, said Indian science and technology will take a giant leap forward under a plan to send a space mission to Mars next year. Singh says his Cabinet has approved a mission that will collect important scientific information about the red planet. (AP Photo/Indian Space Research Organization, File)