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Comment: Re:US Government (Score 3, Informative) 200

by Tablizer (#47994357) Attached to: Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

Perhaps we spend a lot per probe relatively speaking, but NASA has had a great track record since giving up the "cheapo" approach of the 90's. The NASA/JPL Mars rovers and orbiters have done wonderful science.

In fact, the USA is the only country to land a working probe(s) on Mars. Both UK and USSR have attempted. (The Soviets came close, but it's debatable whether a certain attempt actually sent usable measurements back.)

Even if you deem it expensive, at least we got our money's worth, unlike some expensive Military boondoggles.

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