• Question: How much is the ISS worth?

    Asked by Sheldon Cooper to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 13 Oct 2015.
    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 13 Oct 2015:

      Hi Sheldon,
      if you talk about value in money, the ISS has costed about 150 billion dollars.
      If you talk about what is worth to humanity, I think that is much more. I don’t think you can quantify in money the lives that have been improved or saved thanks to the new technologies and scientific discoveries that came from the ISS 😉

    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 13 Oct 2015:

      As Sergio says the scientific value of the ISS is far beyond the monetary value 🙂