The title of this post is exactly what I actually feel about MOM. Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM) a.k.a-Mangalyaan..I don’t mean to insult or make light of the incredible minds and efforts behind this mission. But, 450 crores just to show-off that we are also capable of going to outer space??!! Thats what I would call redundant..
People are celebrating all over India via social networks and what nots about ISRO’s first attempt being successful and thus makin it one amongst the four successful space agency to reach mars. But seriously,what’s the benefit? From the endeavours of the other agencies’ it is atleast clear to some extent that human kind cannot survive there as of now. What kind of a contingency plan are we preparing for? The destruction of the world?
Let’s say that the world is gonna be destroyed for example and u r planning to save the human race from extinction. Fine and cool with me. But what is the guarantee, that too in a country like India that let alone even one common man, at least a person with talent who is really eligible, will be even part of an inter-planetary translocation to save human race. It is gonna be the rich and famous people. And why is it that the common tax payer’s money is being used to aid the future survival of those?? Just crap…
Okay let’s go to the next point. Like deep space communication..Duh, I would be happier to have better and cheaper communication on land. Then the great minds of India can think about spending money for deep space communication,navigation or whatsoever is listed. We need better roads, alternate fuel, better telecom services. If u r gonna say a crappy reason that The MOM is gonna take India to the level of other world super powers like USA and Russia, oh puhleeeezz…First establish a system on ur own turf here on earth which is on par with them. Then think about going on turf wars on another planet..
Making things like Spectrum and Coalgate as scams but turning a blind eye when it comes to space mission..WTH!! Only the people at ISRO will ver know if Mangalyaan really has reached mars’ orbit. I bet no one from the CBI will be ready to don a space suit to go investigate about this I guess..Heard of the conspiracy theory about USA’s manned moon landing??I guess we have got one of our own now.
There are millions of people in India below the poverty line without even the basic amenities as food, clothes, shelter etc..and how come a project to take pics with a tag of 450 crore rupees gets approved so easily?? Start building houses for the poor u morons..
It is commendable that India has successfully entered the mars orbit with such a cheap budget that too on its first attempt compared to the other big shots like NASA. But can we really afford that?? A show off of our technology??
If that’s what it is, what about the military tech?? It’s still considered far inferior to those of the USA AND Russians. Our army air crafts and marine warships are nowhere comparable to what they have.. 450 crores is cheap alright. Cheap to the Government of USA and Russia. Not to India. Not to the Indian people.
Jus going along with the viral celebration cos “INDIA” and “INDIANS” have achieved something is stupidity. How useful is it really? And think of all the other useful things that could have been done with that money..Hopefully they dont start a mission to Pluto or whatever.