$42 million buys you a shuttle
NASA is telling museums that covet a retired space shuttle that it’s going to cost them. How much? A mere $42 million -- including $6 million for shipping and handling.
Too pricey? NASA also is offering shuttle main engines for anywhere between $400,000 and $800,000, plus shipping.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington is expected to get one shuttle after the craft are retired in 2010. The remaining two would be stored at Kennedy Space Center until their final homes were decided.