#22 It May Be Cheaper Than We Think
While the US pours $20 billion into its NASA budget and China goes on to space launch 141, India and its space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have paid attention to public and commercial interests and have been conscientious about their spending.
Their recent annual budget was $1 billion, and while their space agency may have different ambitions, it has thrived regardless of having sent the largest number of satellites into space by a single rocket.
Regarding their Mars ambitions, it only cost them $74 million; which was much less than the filming of Gravity and some of NASA’s low-profile missions, but also showed that Mars isn’t as untouchable as we think.
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