NASA Space Shuttle and Budget Statistics

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NASA Space Shuttle Statistics and Budget
Number of Space Shuttle Flights by OrbiterLaunches
Columbia | OV-102 (1983-2003)28
Challenger | OV-99 (1983-1986)10
Discovery | OV-103 (1984-2011)39
Atlantis | OV-104 (1985-2011)33
Endeavour | OV-105 (1992-2011)25
Total Number of Space Shuttle Launches135
Total cost to build a space shuttle$1,700,000,000
Average cost to launch a space shuttle$450,000,000
Gallons of fuel carried by a space shuttle at launch835,958 gallons
Average speed of a space shuttle while in orbit17,500 mph
NASA jobs lost in 2011 during major government budget cuts ended the space shuttle program40,620
NASA Federal Budget by YearBudgetAdjusted for InflationPercent of Fed Budget
2015$18,010,000,000$18,010,000,0000.5 %
2010$18,724,000,000$20,423,000,0000.52 %
2000$13,428,000,000$18,547,000,0000.75 %
1990$12,429,000,000$22,618,000,0000.99 %
1980$4,959,000,000$14,314,000,0000.84 %
1970$3,752,000,000$23,000,000,0001.92 %
1960$401,000,000$3,222,000,0000.5 %
1958 (First Year)$89,000,000$732,000,0000.1 %
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Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, NASA
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 1, 2015

NASA Space Shuttle and Budget Statistics

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