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ADVERTISEMENT 06-17-19 The one statistic that shows that going to the Moon is the hardest thing we’ve ever done

This is the 17th in an exclusive series of 50 articles, one published each day until July 20, exploring the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Moon landing. You can check out 50 Days to the Moon here every day. 

The U.S. effort to land astronauts on the Moon in the 1960s was extraordinary by any measure.

In 1961, in the year when President Kennedy unleashed the race to the Moon, NASA spent $1 million on Apollo. Four years later, NASA was spending $1 million every three hours on Apollo, 24 hours a day. NASA went from being the federal agency with the 10th largest budget to the one with the 3rd largest (tied with Agriculture).


Charles Fishman, an award-winning Fast Company contributor, is the author of One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon. His exclusive 50-part series, 50 Days to the Moon, will appear here between June 1 and July 20.