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For sale: space vehicles (used) $28.8 million Answered

Hurry hurry hurry!
This craaazee offer cannot last! Responses are due to NASA by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

For sale:
Shuttle orbiters Endeavor and Atlantis are available at a once-in-a-lifetime, no wait, once-ever price of only $28,800,000.00
One careful owner
Very high milage
No stereo
Empty tanks
"Classic" marque
No tax
No MOT
(shipping subject to negotiation)
!Free spare engine


www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/jan/HQ_10-012_orbiter_disposition.html (and elsewhere on the internet)


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bounty1012 (author)2010-04-24

Haha, someone needs to buy it and convert it into a theme restaurant.

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Shadowman39 (author)2010-02-08

Maybe I could buy one if I won the lottery...

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lemonie (author)Shadowman392010-02-09

Which lottery pays out that much?

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Shadowman39 (author)lemonie2010-02-09

I don't know, I was just joking. :-P

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lemonie (author)Shadowman392010-02-09

One of them might. I do remember a news article some years ago - the winners said (on camera) "we just dumped" -meaning they shat themselves....

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Shadowman39 (author)lemonie2010-02-09

If I won all of that money I would spend it on something more important. Like Knex. :-)

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lemonie (author)Shadowman392010-02-10

Yes you could build a full-size K'NEX space shuttle!

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Shadowman39 (author)lemonie2010-02-10

That would take years to construct. I wonder if a life-size Knex roller coaster would work.

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KentsOkay (author)Shadowman392010-02-11

 I dunno if the connections could handle it. Maybe a really tame one, but there's a reason wood coasters are so shaky...

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Shadowman39 (author)KentsOkay2010-02-11

A life-size train would be easier. I think I'll build one someday in my backyard. :-P

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KentsOkay (author)2010-01-27

 You'd be stupid to buy it.... better of making something new, but the engine might come in handy....

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lemonie (author)KentsOkay2010-01-27

I don't know... If you charged $ for a look inside, you'd only need...um... nah even with associated merchandise it'd not be a good idea - wouldn't endure as an expensive tourist attraction.

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KentsOkay (author)lemonie2010-02-05

 yea, maybe worth something in a hundred years, but for now it's just space junk :P

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lemonie (author)KentsOkay2010-02-05

As an investment, I wouldn't put my money into one. The price reflects what they cost not what they're worth to anyone.

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KentsOkay (author)lemonie2010-02-08

 There's got to be SOME righteous scrap from that thing, rocket chair anyone?

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lemonie (author)KentsOkay2010-02-09

They're not fitted with Martin Baker ejection-seats, or any ejection seats for that matter. However, I'm 50/50 on risking spinal-injury for the experience of one.

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KentsOkay (author)lemonie2010-02-09

 So uhh.... Why are they expecting somebody to buy it?

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lemonie (author)KentsOkay2010-02-09

Good question. They are hoping that someone will buy these to help their slashed-budget.

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KentsOkay (author)lemonie2010-02-11

 > chooses to invest his meager sums elsewhere

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Ninzerbean (author)2010-01-25

But Lemonie, you know I just got a new Mini Cooper, it's hard to top that.

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lemonie (author)Ninzerbean2010-01-25

Unless you fit an RS-24 to it...

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Jayefuu (author)Kiteman2010-02-08

Studies have shown that this one is more fuel efficient. It also had lower development costs.

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Kiteman (author)Jayefuu2010-02-08

You just have to deal with a few re-entry issues...

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Zaphod Beeblebrox (author)2010-02-06

if they took it apat and sold all the parts to different people they might be able to get more.

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lemonie (author)stephenniall2010-01-27

Make your offers to NASA, they've got the things....

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stephenniall (author)lemonie2010-01-27

one rocket engine and Umm one nerd scientist .. How about a quid

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Kiteman (author)2010-01-25

>Checks down back of sofa.  Only finds a bent Pokemon card<

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Doctor What (author)Kiteman2010-01-27

 If it's a 1st edition Charizard you might be able to fetch a deal!

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crapflinger (author)2010-01-25

only $28mil? you'd think they'd try to get a bit more off of them than that...how much did they cost to build the first time?

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lemonie (author)crapflinger2010-01-25

Who has the cash and wants to buy one?
Real value is only what someone is willing and able to pay.
The NASA FAQ says more.
I'm bit surprised that they didn't add "ONO" to the page...

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V-Man737 (author)lemonie2010-01-26

In the States, they say "OBO" (or best offer).

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lemonie (author)V-Man7372010-01-26

OK. What's it worth to you?

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