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posted by LaminatorX on Tuesday February 18 2014, @05:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the Applied-SiddhÄnta dept.

Popeidol writes:

"In November, India took the next step in their space program by launching their Mangalyaan Mars orbiter. The orbiter won't arrive for a while yet, but they've managed to get some public attention for a different reason: the fact that the entire mission costs only 75 million dollars, substantially less than the budget for the hit movie 'Gravity.'

While the question of wages is bound to come up (it was only 15% of the budget of the project), I think we can all agree that bringing down the cost of interplanetary space travel to a level attainable by the ultra-rich is a good step forward."

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by VLM on Tuesday February 18 2014, @05:52PM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday February 18 2014, @05:52PM (#1760)

    If you're going for the comedy mod, should have gone for something like every time NASA calls MAVEN after hours, they get Mangalyaan who identifies himself as "Bob" and tells them to reinstall Windows no matter what NASA says.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +4  
       Informative=1, Funny=3, Total=4
    Extra 'Funny' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   5  
  • (Score: 1) by edIII on Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:17PM

    by edIII (791) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:17PM (#2010)

    I'm in literal tears over here.

    We've all dealt with a script monkey that sounds like they would rather die than think for any reason.

    Technically, lunchtime is at any moment. It's just a wave function.
  • (Score: 1) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2014, @12:03AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2014, @12:03AM (#2037)

    Kind of sad that the racist joke gets +5...