NASA’s New Space Launch System Could Cost $1.6 Billion Per Launch Written 10 December 2019


Artist's rendtion of the Space Launch System. | NASA

CNN reports that “after nearly a decade of funneling money into a project...that NASA hopes will return astronauts to the moon, the launch vehicle is finally assembled and ready for testing.” However, “the rocket, called SLS or Space Launch System, is still haunted by critiques of long delays and cost overruns.” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine estimated Monday that each time it launches, “SLS will cost $800 million per rocket for a bulk order and $1.6 billion if NASA purchases just one.”
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