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Originally Posted by SpiLoT View Post
You obviously know nothing about how spacecrafts are manufactured or about spacecraft engineering: what systems they contain, how they interact with the outer space, the stunning cooling techniques, the materials used to build the spacecraft, how the spacecraft handles information and transmit it back to somewhere, its pyrotechnic subsystems, its fault protection systems, or how the its propulsion subsystems work.

I'm not surprised that a naive would find a $28mil for a spacecraft expensive; perhaps if you looked how spacecrafts are manufactured and maintained, you might come to realize why would it cost $28mil.

You don't have any theories, proofs or a valid reason about why it shouldn't be $28mil. "No matter what you claim, it can never amount $28mil" is nothing more than a child who wants some attention.

My $.02
He is not disputing the cost of an orbiter, he is disputing that it costs $28 million to move one.

But the $28 million is not just moving costs, it is preparing (as said, removing sensitive equipment and other items of value), setting up and displaying the Shuttle (which as part of the bid means they must have an indoor, climat controlled area for it). That can easily reach $28 million or more.
Edited by blupupher - 4/15/11 at 11:52am
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post #62 of 73
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Originally Posted by blupupher;13139237 
He is not disputing the cost of an orbiter, he is disputing that it costs $28 million to move one.

But the $28 million is not just moving costs, it is preparing (as said, removing sensitive equipment and other items of value), setting up and displaying the Shuttle (which as part of the bid means they must have an indoor, climat controlled area for it). That can easily reach $28 million or more.

Oops sorry. :[
    
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NASA has picked the three lucky organizations who will receive a free space shuttle. But there's a catch, of course: the $28 million shipping and handling charge.
Hmm.. sounds like NASA was just trying to avoid ebay fees.
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repost.
can you show us the original posting of this? since this has been on here for 2 days before you decide to walk in and say repost?
    
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28m is a little steep. Come on. The money isn't ALL going toward the cost of the shipping.

10m is more reasonable.
Smacks of the standard eBay tactic of hitting the winner of an auction with an extra $40 in "shipping costs".
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Wait for the shell shocker maybe you can get it for free shipping.
lol yeah shipping kills the deal. Can someone find a free shipping code?
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this is what moves the shuttle bro

That crawler was designed to haul a far far larger payload than the shuttle. Even a completely fueled ready to launch shuttle is a toy on the back of that monster. It was designed for the saturn V rocket and what they predicted would be larger payloads than that.

The shuttle empty and unloaded would be nothing to haul on a truck. Probably only a couple 100k lbs at the most. It really is not that huge of a craft. Think about it the shuttle rides on the back of a passenger plane!

Man I got to get back to Fl to see a launch up close. Have seen many launches from afar and heard plenty reentries but never up close. End of an era for sure. Still can't believe we are going back to apollo era style vehicles. Seems like a huge step backwards.


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Can't they just, IDK.. FLY it over? It IS a space ship.. not a submarine.
You do realize that the space shuttle is more like a buzz light year toy than it is a plane right? It doesn't fly it just falls really well.
Edited by gildadan - 4/15/11 at 2:40pm
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The shuttle empty and unloaded would be nothing to haul on a truck. Probably only a couple 100k lbs at the most. It really is not that huge of a craft. Think about it the shuttle rides on the back of a passenger plane!
it is not a passenger plane. it is a specially modified 747...
any idea how much power that jet actually has?
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You do realize that the space shuttle is more like a buzz light year toy than it is a plane right? It doesn't fly it just falls really well.
yep.. we said that
    
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My uncle works for averitt... He could get that moved for less than $100k! The only useful stuff on it is the engine(for design and reverse engineering), flight control software(not sure if encrypted), firmware etc and all those thermal tiles. Just part it out. Maybe the frame if it's made of purified titanium or some other rare substance. Titanium used by NASA has over 80% rejection rate because of impurities - so the titanium actually used will be very very expensive.
... The engines are old technology, the software is useless to anyone who doesn't own a shuttle and plans to launch it, and the thermal tiles are junk.

I'm guessing you don't know much about the space shuttle, hm?
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