19 January 2010
A January sales extravaganza
Are you a budding galactic emperor but are at a loss as to how to make a start? Or perhaps your neighbour has bought a swanky new car and you want to wipe his eye.. Then your prayers may have been answered.
For a mere $28.2m you can be the proud owner of a space shuttle with just one careful owner. Nasa has promised Discovery to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, but shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour are still available.
Nasa decided to sell the shuttles ahead of their retirement later this year. They are set to be replaced by the new Ares 1-X rocket, which is due to take over all manned space flights in 2015.
There is one problem. The shuttles do not come with engines, But that should not be a problem as Nasa are now offering them free, to anyone with the wherewithal to take them home.
Time to get my credit card our, methinks!