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Current Event October 15, 2014

India Goes to Mars Cheaply


India successfully sent a spacecraft and probe to orbit Mars in September. The United States also has a probe orbiting Mars- but their mission costs ten times as much as the India mission. Why is that? From spacecraft, to orbit shape, to payroll - this public radio story explores why these price tags were so different.

Economics Civics/Government Space Systems Earth and Space Science

Story Length: 4:05

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AIR DATE: 09/27/2014


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