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Tuesday, February 18,2014

Indian probe to Mars cost less than film, Gravity

India pioneers how to explore space on a budget

By Josh Gross

The Olympics in Sochi are the most expensive ever, with costs upwards of $50 billion, a number that Mother Jones Magazine pointed out would be enough to fund 20 manned trips to Mars, which would cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.5 billion.

However, The New York Times is reporting that a recently launched Indian probe to Mars set the bar even lower, with costs of only $75 million.

From the article...

Just days after the launch of India’s Mangalyaan satellite, NASA sent off its own Mars mission, five years in the making, named Maven. Its cost: $671 million. The budget of India’s Mars mission, by contrast, was just three-quarters of the $100 million that Hollywood spent on last year’s space-based hit, “Gravity.”

The Indian probe doesn't have as many instruments as the American probe, but the approach to design and costs still shows a dramatic contrast between American and Indian efforts, and may offer renewed hope that even in times and places of frugality, space exploration is still possible.

Read the full story here.

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