Skip to comments.For Sale: NASA Space Shuttle Stuff [BO Abandons Defense Science,Gotta Fund Welfare State, Ya Know!]
Posted on 01/08/2013 7:11:35 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Now that the US space shuttle program is defunct, NASA is leasing and selling some of its facilities and equipment at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to private companies and entrepreneurs.
Among the items being sold, according to the Orlando Sentinel: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles blasted off into space, the Vehicle Assembly Building, the launch control center, a parachute-packing plant, and the world's longest runway, a 15,000 foot (4,572 meter) landing strip.
The last shuttle space flight ended in July 2011, when Atlantis landed back on Earth.That shuttle and its sisters, Discovery and Endeavour are now in museums, but there is quite a bit of equipment used in the shuttle program that NASA needs to unload by the end of 2013, when federal money to maintain the equipment runs out, the Sentinel reported.
After that some of the equipment will start to rust and buildings will begin to deteriorate.
(Excerpt) Read more at space-travel.com ...
How long until the feds seize the private property of these businesses that will lease these facilities, in the name of an "emergency", real or fabricated?
There is no better indicator of America’s fall than the status of NASA.
How does Canada get its astronauts to the space station?
The same way the Americans do, on a Russian rocket.
I knew it was over back in the 70’s when we decided to never return to the moon. Too many hungry mouths to feed for free.
If King Barry starts running his mouth about a coast to coast high sped train, you'll know what chapter he's reached in the Nazi plans for turning everyone in Russia into illiterate slaves.
Thirtysome odd years ago
They flew around the planet so
Now they live in a museum
It’s the only place you’ll see them
Gotta pay for Barry’s Muslim outreach.
Radarsat-1 was launched on November 4, 1995 from Vandenberg AFB in California.
Radarsat-2 was launched on December 14, 2007 from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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