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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
bounty1012

9 years ago

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

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

9 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

Which lottery pays out that much?

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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
Shadowman39

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

 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
Shadowman39

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

10 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

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
KentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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
KentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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
KentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

 > chooses to invest his meager sums elsewhere

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Ninzerbean
Ninzerbean

10 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

9 years ago

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
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

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

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stephenniall
stephenniall

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

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

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 10 years ago

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

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crapflinger
crapflinger

10 years ago

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
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

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
V-Man737

Reply 10 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

OK. What's it worth to you?

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