How much did the Apollo 11 mission cost?


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The cost of the Apollo 11 mission was $355 million, which works out to well over $1.3 billion in 1994 dollars. Of this sum, $220 million went toward the construction of the spacecraft and its equipment.

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The original cost for the Apollo program was $7 billion, which was quickly raised to $20 billion. Project Apollo lasted from 1961 to 1972, and it cost NASA a total of $25 billion. During its peak spending period, in 1966, Project Apollo consumed 60 percent of NASA's total budget of $5.2 billion. In 2009, NASA re-evaluated the program's expenses and concluded that the same effort would have cost the equivalent of $170 billion in 2005 dollars.

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