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.



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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.

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