The mission will last seven days "in the Earth's lower orbit" and will cost $2.6 billion, a government space program official, K. Radhakrishnan, told reporters in Bangalore.
Now I don't mean to sound cynical but shouldn't the government of India lets say use those billions of dollars to help the poor and unfortunate people living in squaller and shanty towns? I mean come on, I understand a country wanting to reach for new heights but when a great portion of your people are living in terrible conditions with shanty homes and lack of proper sanitation you'd think that the bigger picture would revolve around bringing up the standard of living for your citizens. So here's a news flash to India, "You're people are starving and living in squaller - FIRST raise the standard of living in your country and THEN and only THEN can or should you think about going into space!"
Thank you India for letting us see that the world is still full of stupidity!