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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

8 years ago

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

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Shadowman39

8 years ago

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

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lemonieShadowman39

Reply 8 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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Shadowman39lemonie

Reply 8 years ago

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

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lemonieShadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Shadowman39lemonie

Reply 8 years ago

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

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KentsOkayShadowman39

Reply 8 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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Shadowman39KentsOkay

Reply 8 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

8 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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lemonieKentsOkay

Reply 8 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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KentsOkaylemonie

Reply 8 years ago

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

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lemonieKentsOkay

Reply 8 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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KentsOkaylemonie

Reply 8 years ago

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

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lemonieKentsOkay

Reply 8 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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KentsOkaylemonie

Reply 8 years ago

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

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lemonieKentsOkay

Reply 8 years ago

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

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KentsOkaylemonie

Reply 8 years ago

 > chooses to invest his meager sums elsewhere

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Ninzerbean

8 years ago

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

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JayefuuKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

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

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KitemanJayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Zaphod Beeblebrox

8 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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lemoniestephenniall

Reply 8 years ago

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

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stephennialllemonie

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Kiteman

8 years ago

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

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Doctor WhatKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

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

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crapflinger

8 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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lemoniecrapflinger

Reply 8 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-Man737lemonie

Reply 8 years ago

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

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lemonieV-Man737

Reply 8 years ago

OK. What's it worth to you?

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