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Buzz Aldrin's Moon Landing Expenses Cast MPs' Claims In A Seriously Bad Light

04/08/2015 16:48 BST | Updated 04/08/2015 16:59 BST

With the revelation that Buzz Aldrin claimed a very small amount in expenses when he travelled from Earth to the Moon, a look at some recent MPs expenses produces some bizarre comparisons.

Buzz revealed his original mission expense forms detailing the amount he claimed for the Moon landing as $33.

With $33 dollars in 1969 worth roughly £165 at today’s exchange rate, Buzz claimed an astonishing $0.0000690796 for each of the 477, 710 miles travelled.

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Buzz Aldrin claimed a fraction of a cent for each mile of his journey to the Moon and back

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