Question by  359BA (32)

What is the cost of a space suit?

I have always wanted to know what space suits cost.


Answer by  salsafoodie (3146)

There is no basic costs of a space suit. However according to various news media, it states that the average suit cost around 2 million dollars. This is depending if all of the items are used in the space suit. If all of the items are not used in the suit the cost will be much higher.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The NASA website reports that an astronaut's suit costs anywhere from $2 to $12 million, depending on the mission. An inventory of suits in a variety of sizes is maintained at the Johnson Space Center.


Answer by  moonjmpr (6)

It is difficult to express the average cost of a space suit due many different parts from various manufacturers used to develop a suit. Some space suits has been estimated costing two million dollars. Suits are often repaired and have parts replaced for different trips, therefore, allowing for the cost to change.


Answer by  samwatson (160)

Space suits are super expensive. For a legit NASA space suit you should be looking to spend about $3 million. One of the most expensive parts of a space suit are the gloves since the fingers need to be able to move.


Answer by  Suzanna (17)

The standard cost is $12,000,000 for a flight-rated NASA spacesuit according to the wikipedia article that I've read. But they are trying to make ones that only cost $100,000 now. So it'd be relative to the cost of a house or condo depending on the area you are looking at.


Answer by  VeniVincere (12)

A space suit can cost anywhere from 10 million dollars to 20 million dollars. One of the reasons why these space suits are so high in price is because of the maintenance involve in these space suits. These suits undergo strenuous testing before astronauts are sent to space wearing them.


Answer by  Anonymous

Chinese-made spacesuits can be had for about $800.

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