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Title    India Goes to Mars for Less Than 'Gravity's' Budget
Date    Tuesday February 18 2014, @05:30PM
Author    LaminatorX
Topic   
from the Applied-SiddhÄnta dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/02/18/1357210

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."

Links

  1. "Mangalyaan Mars orbiter" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Orbiter_Mission
  2. "costs only 75 million dollars" - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/business/international/from-india-proof-that-a-trip-to-mars-doesnt-have-to-break-the-bank.html?hp

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