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Howard McCurdy's Forum for Space Exploration
Public Policy for Innovation
Cost Estimates for Sending Humans to Mars: A Continuing Conversation
Since the mid-20th century scholars and engineers have estimated the cost for humans to reach Mars. The estimates for this venture have ranged from as little as $2 billion to hundreds of billions of dollars. As of now, there is a growing consensus among experts that the price tag to get to the Red Planet sits around $500 billion.
A Science, Technology, and Space Policy Initiative
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