NASA's FY 2011 budget of $18.4 billion represented about 0.5% of the $3.4 trillion United States federal budget during that year, or about 35% of total spending on academic scientific research in the United States.
Considering this, how much does space exploration cost per year?
The ensuing U.S. space efforts have cost an additional $196 billion for the shuttle and $50 billion for the space station. NASA's total inflation-adjusted costs have been more than $900 billion since its creation in 1958 through 2014 (more than $16 billion per year).
How expensive is it to travel to space?
It costs $500 to $700 million every time the shuttle flies. Billionaire space tourists have flown to the space station at a reputed price of $20 million per head.
How much does it cost to go to space?
I think Blue Origin will have the cheapest tickets to go to space, but the company hasn't revealed how much a New Shepard ticket will cost. The company's competitors, Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace, are currently charging $250,000 and $150,000 per seat.