Earning curve: Space exploration

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Last Updated: 27 May 2011

UK space industry, turnover ('04-05) - £4.8bn
Stephen Hawking, earnings from A Brief History of Time - £4m
Astronomer, average earnings p.a. - £48k
Apollo 11 astronaut, salary ('69) - £8.3k
Cosmonaut salary ('07) - (£4.6k)
Cost of failed Beagle 2 Mars mission ('03) - £50m.

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