Expensive trip to the space station

The space shuttle, which was designed to transport large pieces of equipment and astronauts, is not a cheap way to reach low Earth orbit. The Russian Soyuz or the privately owned Falcon 9 launch systems are smaller and more cost-efficient.

Expensive trip to the space station
Source: Starsem, SpaceX, NASA.. By The Washington Post. Published on July 2, 2011, 11:28 p.m.
 
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