Top 10: What are the top 10 most expensive space missions?
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Space Shuttle Program
International Space Station
Cost: $160bn (estimated)
Apollo Space Program
SLS and Orion
(NASA’s replacement manned rocket and capsule)
Cost: $23bn (estimated)
Global Positioning System (GPS)
James Webb Space Telescope
Date: Scheduled for 2018
Cost: $8.8bn (estimated)
Cost: $6.3bn (estimated)
*(Figures in billions of US dollars, adjusted for inflation)
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