Eventhough NASA tries to browbeat India, it is surprisingly and shamefully dumbfounded when it comes to cost-performance-innovation comparison !!
US succeeded to enter Mars only at its third attempt, while ISRO had a smooth sailing at its very first attempt at Mars with demonstrably superior technology, command, manoeuvre capability, all at one tenth cost of NASA missions.
Shame on NASA for being cruelly silent on Mangalyaan's unbeatable cost innovation .and maneouvre capabilities ... NASA can learn a lesson or two from its humble Indian competitor.
With Astrosat launched and solar mission ready from 2017-8, India is confidently having the upper hand and technology to take on any fry from anywhere.