NASA Space Shuttle and Budget Statistics

NASA Space Shuttle Statistics and Budget
Number of Space Shuttle Flights by Orbiter Launches
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 Launches 135
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 launch 835,958 gallons
Average speed of a space shuttle while in orbit 17,500 mph
NASA jobs lost in 2011 during major government budget cuts ended the space shuttle program 40,620
NASA Federal Budget by Year Budget Adjusted for Inflation Percent of Fed Budget
2015 $18,010,000,000 $18,010,000,000 0.5 %
2010 $18,724,000,000 $20,423,000,000 0.52 %
2000 $13,428,000,000 $18,547,000,000 0.75 %
1990 $12,429,000,000 $22,618,000,000 0.99 %
1980 $4,959,000,000 $14,314,000,000 0.84 %
1970 $3,752,000,000 $23,000,000,000 1.92 %
1960 $401,000,000 $3,222,000,000 0.5 %
1958 (First Year) $89,000,000 $732,000,000 0.1 %
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Statistic Sources & References
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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