$40 billion: US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined

October 27, 2014 11:00 PM

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$40 billion: US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined

The United States spends on space programs - both civilian and defense-related - more than every other country combined, even though the NASA budget, which is a part of the program, has not grown in the recent years.

Last year the US spent about $40 billion on its space program, as China's space budget, which is the second largest in the world, was about $11 billion in 2013; the next, Russia's, was roughly $8.6 billion; and India's, the fourth largest, was about $4.3 billion, says a new report by the Organizatio...

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