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Celebrating Mars Orbiter Success with Global Selfie Contest

PR Newswire | 22 Sep, 2014
HYDERABAD, India: India's space program will achieve its most significant milestone when Mars Orbiter reaches Mars on 24th September. It is an achievement not just for India but the whole world, especially the developing countries. Space travel and Space technology have always been associated with the developed world. With this success India has demonstrated that science-fiction like space technology is something that countries with modest resources can also master for the greater good of humanity. Smartur 3D (, an Augmented Reality company has developed "Smartur" App- a free Augmented Reality App for Android Mobile Phones and iOS mobile devices - that will enable users to click a selfie with the Mars Orbiter also known as Mangalyaan. Augmented Reality is the same technology that is used in Google Glasses. This will provide users a platform to experience and participate in this important historic milestone. Users of androidmobile and iOSdevices across the world can participate in the contest 'Selfie with Mars Orbiter' by uploading innovative pictures with the Orbiter appearing as a part of their own environment.    

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Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Neeraj Jewalkar, Founder & CEO of said "To celebrate the Mars Orbiter Success, we thought it imperative to provide a platform for people to share their joy and pride in it. This is how the Smartur App and 'Selfie with Mars Orbiter" took shape. This would be the first of its kind initiative where common people around the world can actually be a part of this historic milestone."


    The distance travelled by Mangalyaan is equal to  
    1000 round trips to the Moon  
    5 visits to the Sun  
    Mangalyaan was built at 1/10 the cost and completed in 3/4 the time of a similar US Mission.

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About is an Augmented Reality based education technology company with offices in USA and India. For media queries, please contact:, Abhishek Khaitan, +91 9866726545

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