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India's Martian probe and the future of libraries

There was much jubilation in India when a space probe reached Martian orbit today. India has achieved two firsts: it is the cheapest, at a mere $70 million, and it was a success also, because it's the first time a country's maiden voyage to Mars has ended in success. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder has the story from Indian Mission Control. Plus, what role do libraries play in the future of our communities? That’s the question the Knight Foundation is trying to answer with their current news challenge. Knight is accepting proposals until Tuesday and will award $2.5 million to help make them a reality. John Bracken, Knight’s Vice President of Media Innovation joins us to talk about the challenge and the future of libraries.

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