Saturday, October 04, 2008

How Much Was The Bailout In Apollos?

Cosmic Log has an interesting way to get a handle on just what you can buy for 700 billion dollars by comparing it to various mega-projects such as the LHC, ISS and so on.  For example, you could build 70 Large Hadron Colliders (or maybe just one Ultra-Humongous Hadron Collider).

By the way, the entire US space effort through Apollo was about 100 billion in current dollars,  so we could do seven Apollos for the amount of the bailout.

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