Posted January 24, 2018 10:50:51Landing on Mars will cost the International Space Station more than $100 billion, and NASA’s current plan for future missions will require it to buy about 15 new rockets.
NASA is looking at using the $8 billion Commercial Crew Program to get the Orion crew capsule into low-Earth orbit, a $7.6 billion plan that NASA will need to complete before the end of 2021.
The Space Launch System, or SLS, was supposed to be the next generation of rocket, but NASA scrapped it in 2018 amid cost overruns.
The company that built the rocket is now working on a successor, Orion.
NASA will also need to get its own rocket for its next missions, which will also include the crewed mission to the International Moon Base.
NASA officials have been working with SpaceX to develop a rocket that can launch humans to the lunar surface and back, which NASA says will take more than a decade.
In 2018, SpaceX said it was looking to buy 20 new rockets, and it has since said it will likely buy 30.
While the Space Launch Systems will cost a lot more than the Orion, the Orion and the Crew Dragon capsules will all be about the same price.
One difference is the cost of getting humans to Mars.
The Orion capsule will be $5 billion, while the Crew Dragons will cost $2.5 billion.
If NASA were to use the Commercial Crew program to get astronauts to Mars, it would need to spend at least $100,000,000 to get it done.
For that to be feasible, NASA has to get some astronauts in by the 2030s.
That will be in addition to the cost it would take to get those astronauts to the Moon and back.
With the space agency now looking at buying rockets, a crewed crewed missions will be more likely in the future, which would give NASA a more realistic picture of what its priorities should be for its space program.
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