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Paul Pless
01-07-2010, 09:05 AM
If you have the cash and own a museum, you may be able to buy NASA’s soon to retire Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour shuttles. Each shuttle will cost about $42 million. Transportation of a sold shuttle will cost around $6 million. The $42 million does not include any shuttle main engines. The main engines can be bought for around $400,000 – $800,000 each.


http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/shuttle-mir/multimedia/photos/sts-79/79p-065.jpg

BrianW
01-07-2010, 09:16 AM
I wonder how much wood is used in the shuttle?

LeeG
01-07-2010, 09:24 AM
I bet there's some plasticized cellulose somewhere in there

huisjen
01-07-2010, 10:15 AM
How much for it all set up in launch position, including SRBs and external tank? I'm just thinking what it'd look like down at the far end of my field. I'll need to check the sofa cushions for change in order to pay for it...

Dan

Bruce Hooke
01-07-2010, 10:28 AM
That would certainly change the visual "landscape" of Brooksville! :D

rbgarr
01-07-2010, 10:41 AM
One of the engines would come in handy for melting the ice on my driveway....

LeeG
01-07-2010, 10:46 AM
I wonder if any of the tanks would make a nice bell. I was visiting a friend in LA and his neighbor had a 12' multicolored titanium tank as lawn art surrounded by giant birds of paradise plants. I'm assuming it was a discount purchase from the aerospace industry.

TimH
01-07-2010, 10:54 AM
China will buy them. They will use them for putting a Star Wars system in orbit.

Nicholas Carey
01-07-2010, 02:52 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/donnwest/smilies/SpaceShuttleEndeavourReturnsCapeCan.jpg

Better check your town's zoning regulations before you plan to install this in your garden.How much for the customized 747 tow vehicle? :D

44xt
01-07-2010, 07:27 PM
As an aside, I wonder how much the shuttles wings and tail surfaces affect the flying attributes of that 747? I mean does the combo have more lift? Does the shuttle tail cause the combo to oversteer in flight. I betcha those Pilots never over-sleep and miss their intended airport.

JBreeze
01-07-2010, 09:11 PM
That's interesting....I never noticed the "fairing" covering the aft end of the shuttle when it is being transported by the 747 vs the exposed engines when it's attached to the boosters:

http://library.thinkquest.org/29033/voyages/shuttle.jpg

Captain Blight
01-07-2010, 09:28 PM
Top Gear Shuttle launch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p38V9y808dY) which is hysterical.

High C
01-07-2010, 10:39 PM
As an aside, I wonder how much the shuttles wings and tail surfaces affect the flying attributes of that 747? I mean does the combo have more lift? Does the shuttle tail cause the combo to oversteer in flight....

..and don't forget this! :eek:

http://www.weekendcfii.com/photos/c172preflt/C172_gust_lock.jpg

WX
01-08-2010, 02:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p38V9y808dY

Brilliant :D But what a shame it didn't work.