'This is a mission that has been budgeted at 4.5bn rupees ($74m), which, by Western standards, is staggeringly cheap.


The American Maven orbiter that arrived at the Red Planet on Monday is costing almost 10 times as much.


Back in June, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi even quipped that India's real-life Martian adventure was costing less than the make-believe Hollywood film Gravity.'




No comments:

Post a Comment