For Sale: Gently Used NASA Launch Pad, Other Space Program Relics
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It appears NASA is having a going-out-of-business sale.
It was July 20, 2011 that the shuttle Atlantis made its final touchdown at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center — and since then, it’s remained mostly dormant.
Now, it seems, NASA is looking to sell, or possibly rent, some of its space relics, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Among the items up for those with a bottomless bank account:
- A 15,000 foot landing strip
- the launch control center
- launchpad 39A — where shuttles landed
- various other buildings and sections of undeveloped property
The downside, of course, might just be the cost to maintain the equipment. Federal funding is set to expire at the end of 2013, which is a huge reason NASA could want to dump it now.
To read more about the out of this world merchandise, read more from the Orlando Sentinel.