In 2020, the cost of India’s Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission was Rs 615 crore ($75 million) – less than half the cost of the completed Hollywood film Interstellar, which cost $165 million. The numbers do not deceive; a film about space cost more than a real space mission.
This shocking fact is presently going viral on X (formerly Twitter), where it has even attracted Elon Musk’s attention.
A Newsthink post on X states, “It’s kind of crazy when you consider that India’s budget for Chandrayaan-3 ($75M) is less than the budget for Interstellar ($165M).”
Musk responded to India’s post with praise. The industrialist tweeted, “Good for India,” followed by an Indian tricolor emoji.