India is developing a reputation for doing big things on a shoestring budget — remember the world's cheapest car a few years ago?
Early Wednesday, the nation of 1.25 billion people successfully put a spacecraft into orbit around Mars at a bargain price.
Business Insider reported the astonishingly low cost of the space trek — $74 million — and quoted Indian Space Research Organization chief K. Radhakrishnan calling the Mars Orbiter Mission "the cheapest interplanetary mission ever to be undertaken by the world."
Cheap mission, indeed.
Take a look at the chart below to get a sense of scale.
That's right: "Gravity," a movie about going to space, cost more than actually going to space.
London's most expensive apartment ran $237 million, Business Insider noted, which is more than three times as much as India's Mars mission, and cost of the U.S. MAVEN space probe is closing in on $700 million, astronomically higher than India's voyage.
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