Fri, 8 Jul 2011

Return on Investment

— SjG @ 8:38 am

On the date of the last scheduled shuttle launch, I started thinking about return on investment.

NASA’s entire cumulative budget, from 1958 through the present, in dollars (adjusted to 2007 value), has been $843 billion.

Our little adventure in Iraq has cost over $1 trillion.

Which has done more for us as a nation?

Wikipedia page on NASA’s budget
Wikipedia page on Iraq war expenditures.

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