"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."
Re-read a couple of times to see if it should have read Billion... To put it into perspective, that budget would get you less than 0.5 km of the 140km proposed London to Birmingham (UK) High Speed Rail link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Speed_2 [wikipedia.org]
If I was a mega millionaire and they were both Kickstarter projects I know which one I would support