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Most Expensive Space Projects and Missions

25 November 2014

Most Expensive Space Projects and Missions | TOP 10

Let’s find out more about the most expensive space projects and missions!

When you think about it traveling doesn’t come cheap and it gets more and more expensive depending on the destination you choose.

But traveling in space is another different story because it gets even more expensive.

That’s why few countries are willing to spend huge amounts of money into projects that might or might not succeed.

Now, we get to take a closer look at those missions and make an idea about what a huge project the space travel can be.

These are the estimated costs of each space project and mission!

10- Curiosity Mars Rover -$2.5 billion

Curiosity is a car-sized robotic rover used by NASA to explore Gale Crater on Mars.

It was launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011.

The robotic rover’s goals include investigation of the Martian climate and geology, check to see if the field inside Gale Crater has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life, including investigation of the role of water and planetary habitability studies in preparation for future human exploration.

The results? After a Martian year (687 Earth days) the robot found out that Mars once had environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.

To be able to do that, the mission responsible for landing the Curiosity Rover on Mars has cost an estimated $2.5 billion so far.

Most Expensive Space Projects and Missions N10- Curiosity Mars Rover -$2.5 billion
Most Expensive Space Projects and Missions N10- Curiosity Mars Rover -$2.5 billion
NEXT: #9- Cassini–Huygens

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