Tuesday, February 9, 2010

«Space Shuttle For Sale»

The space shuttles are being retired this year. NASA has announced plans to sell 2 of the 3 shuttles, starting at $42 million each (shipping included). It will cost them $6 million to deliver the shuttle. No one is serious about buying them yet. Although NASA has only made the offer to museums.

Here's radical idea. NASA should contract out the job of cutting the 2 shuttles to bits. Sell the bits as pendants, collectibles, and novelty items. How cool would it be to own a piece of a space shuttle that has traveled over 100 million miles in space, and orbited the Earth thousands of times? I'm sure NASA could make more than $42 million per shuttle by doing this.

The shuttle they keep can be preserved in a museum. But I think selling affordable bits of the other shuttles to anyone who wants one is a great way to help fund the construction of the new generation of spacecraft.

Am I crazy in thinking that while yes, these shuttles have a great history, we only need to preserve one1 intact? I mean seriously, all they are going to do is take up space and cost money to be kept in a climate-controlled environment.

1: My vote is to preserve Discovery, the oldest and most traveled one.


  1. I'd probably buy a piece of the space shuttle.

  2. Hmmm... with the trillions of dollars in debt Obama is getting us into, I doubt $42 million would really help.

  3. Nice! can we get a piece of the one the sea monkeys were in? I'd buy that and a sea monkey space shuttle tank kit too! that would make a cool boxed set!

  4. i would anonymously buy one or two, take ur idea marf and sell pieces to make the money, then un-anonymously donate the money between nasa and charities/organizations

    - six legions


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