"Taking a trillion dollars, loading it on a Shuttle" a shuttle??? one shuttle???? wait a second..
one 100 dollar note weighs around 1 gram.
1 million dollars in 100 dollar denominations would mean 10,000 notes that means 10 kg, and so
1 billion dollars would weigh 10,000kg
1 trillion, 10,000,000 kg
space shuttle payload capacity for lower earth orbit (according to wiki) is 24,000 kg
and so one trillion dollars means filling 417 space shuttles!! not "a space shuttle" but 417 shuttles..and can you imagine how long will that take? over 8 years even if NASA can somehow manage to send space shuttles every week loaded with 100 dollar notes.
so a small correction in your comment
"Taking a trillion dollars, loading it on 417 Space Shuttles, and dispersing it all on orbit would have been just as productive a use of the money. A purposeless war we were lied into by an incompetent fraud." :D