Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A travel budget (post 17)

Could I afford to go to Houston, as well as the Cape, with my NASA Apollo 11 credentials? First, I needed a budget. I called around and found that Hertz would rent a car to a 19 year-old like me for $16 a day (remember these are 1969 dollars). I already had my $94.50 return air flight and my $10 per night motel. My friend Marv would split the car and motel expenses. These and other items brought the total estimated expenses to $220 plus airfare. That doesn’t sound like much, but it is about $2,038 in 2014 dollars. I had some money saved up from working, but I would barely be able to cover going to the Cape. So Houston was out—I would watch the launch from the Cape and hopefully cover the landing from there as well. I also had an idea to help pay for the expenses.

#Apollo11Eyewitness  Post #17

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