196 billion

via: myfoxhouston.com The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those. It cost $196 billion over 40 years, ended the lives of 14 astronauts and managed to make less than half the flights promised. Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/news/national/070511-space-shuttles-legacy_13983310#ixzz1RG0KXaMl