reply to post by jra
Thank you for your reply. One of the more polite responces. Cheers.
What has been bugging me though is, why then havent they just used the old design rockets and pods etc and given them a revamp......surely if old
technology worked first time it would suitable nowadays? And what's more really cheap!? Tried and tested method.....so to speak?
Surely in todays USA building one rocket to blow the sh2t out of helpless women and children is just like building another to go to the moon. Yes, i
know it's a little more money but surely they would want to make all kinds of films and studies. Mearly bringing back a few rock samples and saying
"well, there you go, the moon is made of that" is not good enough. Our planet has so many examples of rock and minerals that we are finding new
stuff all the time.
It's just sad that "if" they went, there is no other visual proof other than a couple of sh2t films and photo's.
How much was the whole deal?
Apollo spacecraft: $7,945.0 million
Saturn I launch vehicles: $767.1 million
Saturn IB launch vehicles: $1,131.2 million
Saturn V launch vehicles: $6,871.1 million
Launch vehicle engine development: $854.2 million
Mission support: $1,432.3 million
Tracking and data acquisition: $664.1 million
Ground facilities: $1,830.3 million
Operation of installations: $2,420.6 million
The final cost of project Apollo was reported to Congress as $25.4 billion in 1973.
And they still couldn't take some decent footage?
Interesting to note Apollo spacecraft $7,945.0 Million. In 2011, it was estimated that a single Tomahawk cruise missile costs $830,000 (£500,000).