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Monday, September 19, 2005

From the Earth... the Moon!

NASA announced their new Moon rocket will cost $104 Billion. My first reaction to that number was, "too much, take it back." Then I noticed that, according to NASA administrator Michael Griffin, that's on 55% of the constant dollar value of the Apollo program.

Of course, back when Apollo was in use, I would bet that some of the US military budget was being directed toward NASA, much more than it is today.

Regardless, even if they say it's going to be $104, I cannot see how one could just accept that as a fact. It is extremely unlikely that NASA will be able to get back to the moon for that price, I think it would probably have to be double that.


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