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Old 04-27-2016, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Nemo View Post
How about the first atomic bombs? I was just reading a site that said the Manhattan Project cost the equivalent of thirty billion dollars if you adjusted for inflation. We got two bombs out of it, so call it fifteen billion dollars for each. Not quite the International Space Station but that's a lot of money for something you only use once.
The infrastructure built during the Manhattan project was used to produce hundreds, if not thousands, of bombs.