Howard Hughes was paid $ 23 million ($ 300 million inflation adjusted) to develop the Spruce Goose. It was the largest airplane in the world at the time. (19659002) One hundred times more money could end up going into a world of war. rocket dead-end with the Space Launch System.
$ 35 to $ 40 Billion to Get a First Integrated Launch of SLS and Orion
From 2005 to 2010, there was about $ 11.9 billion spent on the Constellation program. This was paid to the same companies working on the Space Launch System.
The Space Launch System (SLS) has spent $ 14 billion from 2011 to 2018. It will spend another $ 6.8 billion from 2019 to 2021. There is about $ 2.3 billion per year being spent on SLS. It will be $ 21
$ 15 billion has been spent on the Orion crew spacecraft. There is $ 1.3 billion per year spent on Orion. There was one pad test in 2010 and one orbit test on a Delta IV rocket in 2014. There will be one more unmanned test currently scheduled for December 2019.
A combined Constellation and SLS spending of $ 26 billion has resulted in one test launch of Ares 1 in 2009.
Orbital SpaceX Starship in Late 2019 or 2020
SpaceX is talking
SpaceX Heavy Will Have Two Launches Early in 2019
SpaceX Super Heavy Starship will totally outclass the Space Launch System in every metric. ] SpaceX Heavy will have two launches early in 2019.
SpaceX Heavy comes close to the heavy launch capabilities of the Space Launch System.
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