Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission has been presented with the Space Pioneer award for the year 2015 by the US’ National Space Society.
Space Pioneer award for the year 2015 was presented to Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in the Science and Engineering category during the 34th Annual International Space Development Conference held at Toronto in Canada during May 20-24, 2015, Bengaluru-headquartered Isro said on its website.
It said the National Space Society (NSS) of USA presented the award in recognition of Isro’s efforts in accomplishing a Mars mission in its very first attempt.
The Space Pioneer Award consists of a silvery pewter Moon globe cast by the Baker Art Foundry in Placerville, California, from a sculpture originally created by Don Davis, the well-known space and astronomical artist, Isro said.
The space research organisation also said Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is under ‘solar conjunction’ at Mars, which will extend till July 1.