Re: Happy New Year!!!
- From: "Bill Graham" <weg9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 00:28:43 -0800
"Mark Thomas" <markt@_don't_spam_marktphoto.com> wrote in message news:gkhe7k$5h1$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Just before I relegate all these cross-posted off-topic "Happy New Year" postings to the bin...
Bill Graham wrote:
"J. Clarke" <jclarke.usenet@xxxxxxx> wrote in messageNow, where does this "200 billion dollars" bullshit come from? The
total cost of Apollo was about 24 billion dollars.
That's ridiculous.....It had to be at least 200 Billion dollors. Even in the sixty's. I believe the original estimate was 100 Billion.....
"NASA head's conservative estimates of a cost of more than $20 billion for the project was too steep and Kennedy delayed making a decision.."
"the space agency's ANNUAL budget increased from $500 million in 1960 to a high point of $5.2 billion in 1965."
"Project Apollo... had been an enormous undertaking, costing $25.4 billion"
All from the very comprehensive page here:
And I'd guess Nasa probably knows better than Bill.
Do now carry on without me.
Yes. - Incredible the way my mind world....Somehow, it turned 20 billion into 200 billion in forty years......I guess by today's standards, 20 billion is such a small amount that it couldn't conceive of even getting off the ground for such a trivial sum........