Friday, January 15, 2010

This Space Shuttle Can Be Yours.... If the Price Is Right

When NASA eventually grounds its fleet of space shuttles, it intends to sell them off to museums and institutions around the country. One has been promised to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, but the other two are up for grabs.

At a bargain $28.8 million, the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum seems a natural fit. It already has two of the fastest aircraft in its collection - an A-12 (which is a sister to the more famous SR-71 Blackbird) and a Concorde. The shuttle would be a crown jewel for the collection.

The shuttle program has been estimated to have cost $170 billion over its lifetime (includes mission costs and equipment costs).

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