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How Much Does A Space Shuttle Cost?  
User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5082 times:

The question is quite explicit! I mean the type of shuttle in the Columbia, Discovery... class.

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User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5049 times:

A shitload of money!

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5044 times:
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They've been out of production for some time now. You would probably have to buy a second-hand model. You should consider the Russian "Buran" as it is nearly a carbon copy and perhaps cheaper, as you could pay in rubles.

User currently offlineBoeing 757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

All I know is that you could never buy one!

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5031 times:

Simple:

It costs more than you can afford!


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User currently offlineBoeing 757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

You may be able to afford one of the tires on the nose gear!  Smile

User currently offlineMrjworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

Space Shuttle Endeavour, cost approximately $1.7 billion.


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User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5011 times:

Engines are additional.

User currently offlineA330-243 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5004 times:

This reminds me of a joke:

Lets assume Mrjworth is correct and the price is $1.7 billion.

After years of scrimping and saving this geezer has saved $1,699,999,998 dollars. His only two dollars of buying the shuttle.

He goes up to his friend:

Shuttle buyer: "Can I borrow 2 dollars."
Friend: "What for?"
Shuttle buyer: "I want to buy a space shuttle."
Friend: "Here have 4 dollars and get me one as well!"

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User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4976 times:

It's very difficult to put a price on each of the individual machines as these projects are funded on a programme basis rather than a unit basis. The shuttle programme was oficially launched in 1972. The first machine (Enterprise)was completed in 1976 amd made glide tests (from the back of an ex AA 747) in 1977. The first space flight-worthy shuttle was Clumbia making its first space flight just over 20 years ago on 12 April 1981. The Static Test Article (STA), a full size shuttle built for vibration and pad tests was brought up to full flight status and christened Challenger. It was unfortunately lost in the accident of January 1986. The remaining shuttles built were Endeavour, Atlanta and Discovery. At the moment there are variouis design studies for a replacement vehicle but it looks like the oresent fleet will have to soldier on for at least another ten years.

User currently offlineBoeing 757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4964 times:

Even if you could afford one you cold not get the rocket fuel

User currently offlineSkippy208 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

What would you be giving in trade? Are you interested in leasing or buying the Shuttle? With a little more information I'm sure we can find a Space Shuttle to meet your space transportation needs at a monthly payment you can afford.

Skippy


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

I could get rocket fuel at the hardware store...its liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.....no problem.

JET


User currently offlineBoeing 757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4936 times:

LOL!

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