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Re: How many Shuttles could have been kept operative..

"Space Shuttle launches cost about $1.5b"

That's the cost of the Space Shuttle programme divided by the number of launches, which was not the cost of a single launch. Two thirds of that 1.5 billion dollars were sunk costs i.e. that proportion was spent long ago on development, build and replacement / upgrade.

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