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How about a Space Shuttle?

The NY Times is reporting that 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. The Discovery is already promised to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The Atlantis and the Endeavour are up for grabs. It is possible that the Enterprise, a shuttle prototype that never made it to space, will also be available. The Enterprise is currently at the Smithsonian. Shipping and handling may vary based on location.

Would you rather have an engine? Just the thing on these cold winter nights. Those are less; in fact, the space shuttle main engines are now free. NASA advertised them in December 2008 for $400,000 to $800,000 each, but no one expressed interest. So now the engines are available, along with other shuttle artifacts, for the cost of transportation and handling. However, they do come in kit form. Just think of it as a very big bicycle.

[The sale reminds me of the story of the UCLA Computer Club and the IBM 360/91. I wonder if anyone else remembers that the club once owned part of the /91….]