NASA puts $42 million price tag on space shuttle

Dec 17, 2008 By Robert Block

Museums around the country that have expressed interest in obtaining a genuine flown-in space shuttle are being told by NASA that it's really going to cost them. How much? $42 million - including $6 million for shipping and handling.



Content from McClatchy-Tribune Information Services expires 90 days after original publication date. For more information about McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, please visit www.mctdirect.com .

Explore further: Two Southwest Research Institute instruments selected for NASA Europa mission

Related Stories

John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools

May 20, 2015

John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that "to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible," says facts about scientific discovery ...

Successful SpaceX escape test 'bodes well for future'

May 07, 2015

SpaceX's Dragon capsule sailed through the first flight test of its emergency astronaut escape feature Wednesday, a critical step toward launching people into space from US soil in the next two years.

Recommended for you

Image: Europa's Jupiter-facing hemisphere

13 hours ago

This 12-frame mosaic provides the highest resolution view ever obtained of the side of Jupiter's moon Europa that faces the giant planet. It was obtained on Nov. 25, 1999 by the camera onboard the Galileo ...

SpaceX cleared for US military launches

14 hours ago

The US Air Force has certified private company SpaceX to launch military satellites, opening the doors to a lucrative market previously held solely by a Lockheed and Boeing joint venture.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

NeilFarbstein
1 / 5 (1) Dec 17, 2008
sell it for one billion dollars, this country is almost bankrupt. Maybe Bill gates will foot the bill.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.