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Friday, January 15, 2010
Discounted shuttles after 2010.
I guess the hard times of the slow economy are hitting the market for used space shuttles. NASA has reduced the price on Atlantis and Endeavour (The Smithsonian has already been promised to claim Discovery) from $42 millon, down to the bargain price of only $28 million for a shuttle. Of course you can't just buy one for your backyard, the offer is only for museums.
So I'm hoping this will increase the chance that we'll get one here in Seattle, but then again, it may just make the competition for a shuttle more vicious!