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SpaceX Starship at 0.1% cost per launch of NASA's $2 Million
SpaceX Starship at 0.1% cost per launch of NASA's $2 Million
From a historical perspective, SpaceX’s Starship is nothing less than the setting for the next evolutionary step for mankind.

Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, recently claimed that the company’s Starship rockets can be sent into orbit at 1% of NASA’s cost.

He was talking at a pitch event organized by the US Air Force for startups and businesses involved in innovative space technology.

“If you consider operational costs, maybe it’ll be like $2 million,” said Musk during a talk at the event.” This is much less than even a tiny rocket,” Musk added. “So, it’s something that needs to be made. The cost of propellant to launch it off the Earth is estimated to cost $900,000.”

On the other hand, NASA averages $152 million per launch, which puts SpaceX’s cost at nearly 1.28% of its cost.

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December 2019