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post #11 of 73
Price looks good, it's that darn shipping and handling that's the killer

Maybe they can tow it with a couple of used Abrams.
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post #12 of 73
Wait for the shell shocker maybe you can get it for free shipping.
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Yea this is how they transport.

Definitely loved seeing the shuttle Enterprise at the Smithsonian in Dulles. Worth checking it out.
   
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post #14 of 73
I'm sure they will pull the wings and tail off and Decommission anything commercially sensitive. The Fuse may fit in a 747 LCF. It's really not a huge structure to move when you see they move bit of the A380 Fuse so far from Germany to France for every aircraft.
    
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post #15 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
Can't they just, IDK.. FLY it over? It IS a space ship.. not a submarine.
I really cannot tell if you are being serious or not... I hope it's the latter. Sincerely.
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post #16 of 73
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I really cannot tell if you are being serious or not... I hope it's the latter. Sincerely.
I am being perfectly serious.

It's a space ship. It can fly. It lands like a regular jet.

Just fly it to the nearest airport and take it from there.
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post #17 of 73
Darn. I was hoping the Kansas Cosmosphere would get one. Before you laugh, know that we have the original Apolo 13 Command Module (re-entry), and a wicked cool SR-71 (they designed the building around it).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
I am being perfectly serious.

It's a space ship. It can fly. It lands like a regular jet.

Just fly it to the nearest airport and take it from there.
Actually no, it doesn't land like a regular jet, nor does it fly like one. The space shuttle has the approximate aerodynamic and in-atmosphere flying properties of a cinderblock brick. It lands unpowered, and weighs a great deal. In landing it, they get one shot.
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post #20 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Actually no, it doesn't land like a regular jet, nor does it fly like one. The space shuttle has the approximate aerodynamic and in-atmosphere flying properties of a cinderblock brick. It lands unpowered, and weighs a great deal. In landing it, they get one shot.
I've seen it land on the ground just like a regular jet.

Which is to say, that is what it's built for. It has wheels and was designed to be re-used, unlike the rocket modules which explode and fall into the ocean.

It may not be able to get off the ground as easily, but it certainly can land.
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