And to explore. Space humans have already sent numerous rockets satellites space probes into space., Among them Voyager 1 amp 2. Deep space probes are the most distant objects we have ever sent and has already passed beyond. Kuiper belt. Study of the universe has reached a different level. Today. Here are the top 10 most expensive space missions till date. Mars. Curiosity rover landed on Mars on August 6. 2012.. It is one of the popular space mission NASA had achieved till now.. It was initially estimated to cost around 650 Million, but turned out to be more than its double. Cassini Huygens space mission was created to explore the mighty ringed planet Saturn and its rings by NASA, the European space agency and the Italian space agency, and was launched on October 15, 1997. In the year 2005 it entered the atmosphere of Saturn. Mir is a manned space mission by Russia that operated in the near Earth space from February 20 1986., Making 86331 rounds around the planet Mir spent 5511 days in Earths, orbit, of which 4594 days Were inhabited., This station was visited by 104 astronauts across 12 countries and more than 23500 experiments were conducted inside it.. The Global Navigation Satellite System GLONASS is a Russian satellite system operating as part of radio navigation, satellite service.. It is one of the two global satellite navigation systems.. The system is based on 26 satellites of which 24 are moving above the Earths surface. Galileo satellite navigation system is designed to solve geodetic and navigation problems.

. It is joint project of the satellite navigation system of the European space agency and the European union. James Webb. Space Telescope is an orbital observatory that is supposed to replace the Hubble Space Telescope in the upcoming years.. Current plans suggest that this telescope will be launched by an International cooperation of 17 countries led by NASA using the Ariane 5 rocket in the July of 2021.. The telescope will operate for at least 5 years in Earths. Orbit. Global Positioning System originally Navstar GPS is a satellite navigation system that is responsible for determining location.. It provides distance time and position determination in the world wide WGS, 84 coordinate system.. The system is currently available for civilian use with the help of a navigator or a device such as a smart phone or computer with a GPS receiver. Project Apollo was the third manned space flight program of NASA.. It was started in 1961 with the motto of carrying out the first human landing on the Moon.. It stands third on the list of most expensive space missions.. The International Space Station is a manned orbital station, which was launched in the year 1998 and is used as a multipurpose space research system.. It is a multinational collaborative program involving five participating space agencies, NASA JAXA, ESA Roscosmos and CSA.. The Space Shuttle Program was developed since 1971 and it tops the list of the most expensive space missions.. It flew from April 12, 1981 until July 21, 2011.

. Its development is carried out by NASA and the Air Force. Five shuttles and a prototype were built.