The Western Lines

January 19, 2010

Want to buy a cheap Space Shuttle?

Filed under: Ralph Buttigieg,space shuttle — ralphbuttigieg @ 10:17 am
Are you in the markets for second hand space ships? If you are NASA can help:

 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here is a recession bargain: the NASA has slashed the price of the 1970s-era spaceships to $28.8 million apiece from $42 million.

The shuttles are for sale once their flying days are over, which is scheduled to be this fall.

When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in December 2008 put out the call seeking buyers at museums, schools and elsewhere, the agency received about 20 inquiries. An agency spokesman, Mike Curie, said he expected more interest, especially with the discount….
Question: Can anyone think of something useful to do with a used Space Shuttle? Something besides displaying it in a museum?


  1. With enhancements, they can be used as orbital stations around Moon and Mars.

    Comment by Milan Živić — January 19, 2010 @ 11:40 am | Reply

  2. Thank you for your tribute to Carl Sagan and his legacy.

    Comment by Patricia — January 19, 2010 @ 6:16 pm | Reply

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