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Old 18-12-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default Want a retired space shuttle? NASA says they're up for grabs

Want a retired space shuttle? They're up for grabs.....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081218/...pace_shuttle_4
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Old 18-12-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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A bit expensive. I'd wait until one turns up on Ebay.
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Old 18-12-2008, 06:42 PM   #3
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Heck for around half of a mill I could build a very convincing life size replica and put the rest back in the bank


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Old 18-12-2008, 07:41 PM   #4
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And only indoor, climate controlled venues considered. As if they think the Brits would leave an iconic craft like that or concord out in the rain ..........WHAT! And a wing has fallen off already?
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Old 18-12-2008, 08:06 PM   #5
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Hey, that's something for Hugo Drax...
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Old 18-12-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
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A bigger version of the Endeavour pic that accompanies the Yahoo! article, along with two others, can be found here:
http://www.floridatoday.com/content/...-shuttle.shtml
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Old 18-12-2008, 08:23 PM   #7
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Its the mileage that puts me off!

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Old 18-12-2008, 08:33 PM   #8
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Shipping the old Soviet Buran would probably be cheaper - and without all the sales conditions to boot!
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Old 18-12-2008, 08:57 PM   #9
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Shipping the old Soviet Buran would probably be cheaper - and without all the sales conditions to boot!
I tell you what though, this could end up making the Mercury and Apollo capsules very cheap!

Anyone have a Saturn V available?
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That was a cover story
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Old 19-12-2008, 08:45 AM   #11
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Would be nice if the Technik Museum in Speyer/Germany could buy one. They already got a Buran:

http://www.technik-museum.de/pdf_deu...r/sp_buran.pdf

Just imagine having a Buran and a NASA Space Shuttle there - just as they have the Concorde next to the Tupolev in Sinsheim
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Old 19-12-2008, 08:46 AM   #12
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Old 19-12-2008, 09:53 PM   #13
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The Seattle Air Museum could probably take one, they have a concord, one of the old Air Force One 707's, Every Bomber Boeing ever made and the prototypes for all of Boeing's Aircraft. I could see a shuttle mounted on top of a 747 displayed there.
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Old 19-12-2008, 10:52 PM   #14
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I could see a shuttle mounted on top of a 747 displayed there.
That makes a lot of sense. It really would be something to see, especially if they construced a walkway for eye-level viewing of the orbiter.
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Old 19-12-2008, 10:59 PM   #15
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Not just any old 747, though. NASA's vehicle was extensively modified and strengthened for the task.

Maybe they could offer them as a set!
I was stationed at McConnell AFB in the early 80's we shared the runway with the Boeing Wichita Plant which did the modifications for the shuttle carrier. Every once in a while it would fly in for depot maintenance and inspection. I got to see the shuttle once or twice as well.
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Old 20-12-2008, 12:29 AM   #16
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$6M postage? It doesn't come from Canada does it?

You could save this very easily - just get NASA do drop it off at your local AFB on the way back from ISS.

Anyhoo, the article doesn't specify whether you or NASA will pay the $42M + $6M ++

If the latter is the case, I'll have to incorporate "an appropriate organisation"
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Old 20-12-2008, 04:31 AM   #17
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Mine just got here, and I must say, she's a beauty:

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Problem is, what garage would do spares or repiairs???
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Old 20-12-2008, 07:39 AM   #19
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Mine came with a 12/20 warranty & a NASA toll-free help-line number.

The swimming pool is the only vat large enough to store my hypergolics!
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Old 20-12-2008, 08:49 AM   #20
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You know T70MkIII, I'm a bit worried you may have been ripped off by NASA. That shuttle looks like its shrunk a little in the wash....
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