Moonraker – Production costs out of this world!

The title card from Moonraker (1979)
The title card from Moonraker (1979)
The beginning of the end credits for Moonraker references an out-of-this-world filming location!
The beginning of the end credits for Moonraker references an out-of-this-world filming location!

Moonraker was literally filmed in space! (note the exclamation point used for emphasis)

It must have cost a fortune for filming…perhaps Drax assisted with production costs? A quick Google shows it’s possible to use private space agencies to go intergalactic at ~$200,000 per flight, or around $60,000 in 1979 dollars. Although no such agency existed back then…