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Apollo 11 @ 50: The long shadow of the flag

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Re: The most expensive dick swinging contest in history

I did these sums in 2011. All figures in 2011 dollars (so inflated appropriately).

Apollo cost something like $200 billion. The direct costs of the US involvement in Afghanistan after 2001 were $416 billion by 2011

For the cost of the war in Afghanistan we we could have run two Apollo programmes.

For the costs of the combined Iraq & Afghanistan wars (as of 2017), we could have run twelve.

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