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Old December 18th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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Default OT: NASA giving away free shuttles

Apparently NASA is going to give away the old shuttles and spare parts for them (engines, fuel tanks, etc) for FREE!
(but the shipping and handling costs are horrible)
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12...giveaway_plan/
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Okay - THAT is frakking insane.....
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Default Re: OT: NASA giving away free shuttles

That's Bush-o-nomics. EVERYTHING MUST GO!
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Default Re: OT: NASA giving away free shuttles

I just hope mine will fit on the back of Santa's sleigh...
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Default Re: OT: NASA giving away free shuttles

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Originally Posted by Gandalf Parker View Post
Apparently NASA is going to give away the old shuttles and spare parts for them (engines, fuel tanks, etc) for FREE!
(but the shipping and handling costs are horrible)
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12...giveaway_plan/
"The proud new owners will need to stump up an estimated $42m in decommissioning and delivery charges for a shuttle and $400-$800k for a main engine, exclusive of shipping."


May I point out the word exclusive :P?

42mill + s&h is not free...

little more then i have in my wallet right now....
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Default Re: OT: NASA giving away free shuttles

you could ask for a U.S. government bailout after buying it
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you could ask for a U.S. government bailout after buying it
lol.

True! I apologize, I was clearly wrong.

Forgot about that.


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