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Phix
2004-Jan-16, 09:21 PM
I have just a couple simple questions that have been rattling through my mind as of late.

How much did the original Apollo missions cost? (in 1960's dollars, and adjusted for inflation if possible - Here's a good inflation calculator. (http://www.westegg.com/inflation/))

Now, what would some of you estimate as the actual cost and overall time frame to attempt a lunar landing again, with today's technology?

ToSeek
2004-Jan-16, 09:59 PM
The actual budget totals to something like $24 billion, though I think that also includes the Mercury and Gemini programs (which of course were necessary predecessors). Using your inflation calculator gives me a result of around $130 billion, though I've heard $100 billion as a "current dollars" figure.