NASA’s Space Shuttle Keepsakes? First Come First Served!

Like most businesses when they close their doors there’s a going out of business sale.  NASA’s Space Shuttle program is no exception. NASA and the General Services Administration have set up a website where the general public can view potential keepsakes such as the silver Airstream motor home that hauls the astronauts from crew quarters to the luanch pad, Spacesuit gloves, helmets, and even the $100 million Motion based Shuttle Flight Simulator that replicates a shuttle launch.

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Even though the general public can view the items which will be given away for free after the shuttle fleet is retired in late 2010 or 2011, with the lucky recipients paying shipping and special handling costs.  Only eligible education institutions, museums, and other federal agencies will be allowed to make a request for the available items

Looking to get your hands on one of the shuttles?  Shuttle Discovery has been promised to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. But the Atlantis and Endeavor are still up for grabs.

The next shuttle launch is scheduled for Thursday, November 12.  After that there will only be five shuttle launches remaining on NASA’s schedule.
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