Art Number 13474
Artwork Title When I reach Mars
Artist Name Anushka Sanjoy Sarkar
Price Rs. 5,900 ($80.05)
Information The painting “When I reach Mars” by Sameeksha Sarkar won a silver medal in Khula Aasmaan art contest. Khula Aasmaan art contest can be described as online art contest in India, art competition, drawing competition, kid’s art contest, kids painting contest, free online competition, drawing contest, children’s art contest, art contest for kids, online drawing contest in India, art contest in India, art contest for children, art competition for children and more.
This particular painting depicts the space travel to planet Mars and can be described as part of the theme of space painting, outer space painting, space travel or space journey. While Khula Aasmaan is a broad based and open contest, space painting contest or outer space painting contest is part of Khula Aasmaan. The painting shows an astronaut with a space suit standing on the surface of the planet Mars. One can also see the flag that this astronaut has hoisted on the surface of Mars. In the background one sees stars and other objects in space.
In the history of space exploration, moon was the first destination for mankind for its space travel. The next space journey that was undertaken was Mars. The first attempted mission to Mars was in 1960 by Soviet Union.
The first Indian mission mission to Mars : The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan ("Mars-craft”) is a space probe orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014. It was launched on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is India's first interplanetary mission and ISRO has also become the fourth space agency to reach Mars, after the Soviet space program, NASA, and the European Space Agency. It is the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.
The Mars Orbiter Mission probe lifted-off from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (Sriharikota Range SHAR), Andhra Pradesh, using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C25 on 5 November 2013. After a 298-day transit to Mars, it was inserted into Mars orbit on 24 September 2014.
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This painting by child artist Sameeksha Sanjoy Sarkar received a Silver Medal in Khula Aasmaan children's art contest for October to December 2016.