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Offline Dalhousie

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Apollo EVA suit development cost.
« on: June 04, 2022, 01:02:16 AM »
What was the development cost of the Apollo suits?  $100K is often quoted, but I understand that is just the manufacturing cost for suit


Offline raven

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Re: Apollo EVA suit development cost.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2022, 07:19:07 PM »
What was the development cost of the Apollo suits?  $100K is often quoted, but I understand that is just the manufacturing cost for suit
http://www.astronautix.com/a/a7l.html This should give some idea. Mind you, this was in 1960's dollars.

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Re: Apollo EVA suit development cost.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2022, 02:52:49 AM »
What was the development cost of the Apollo suits?  $100K is often quoted, but I understand that is just the manufacturing cost for suit
http://www.astronautix.com/a/a7l.html This should give some idea. Mind you, this was in 1960's dollars.

That comes to about $17 million in today's dollars for 25 block I suits (and an unspecified number of block IIs).  However at least 105 A7L suits were made so this would amount to about $70 million in today's terms.  Still cheaper than current suits.