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carmelo
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posted 08-09-2009 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The costs for the recovery of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules were dependent of the Navy or NASA? NASA refund costs for recovery to Navy?

Lasv3
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posted 08-09-2009 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is an information in NASA SP-4203 "On the Shoulders of Titans - A History of the Project Gemni" in Appendix G. According to this source the total Project Gemini recovery cost was USD 44,5 mil, out of which USD 11,9 mil was reimbursed by NASA to DOD. The rest was absorbed by DOD.

Similarly for the Project Mercury the NAVY recovery total cost was USD 24 mil, NASA reimbursed USD 8,9 mil (NASA SP-4201 "This New Ocean - A History of the Project Mercury" Appendix F).

So most probably the same scenario for Apollo as well, however, I don't have any figures.

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