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August 12, 2005updated 19 Aug 2016 10:11am

For Sale: One Space Shuttle, Excellent Condition

One space shuttle for sale, in excellent if somewhat controversial condition. Probable new space craft project forces reluctant sale. One careful owner from new - NASA - only 89.9 million miles on the clock. In good running order: used as an

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One space shuttle for sale, in excellent if somewhat controversial condition. Probable new space craft project forces reluctant sale. One careful owner from new  – NASA – only 89.9 million miles on the clock. In good running order: used as an everyday runabout on long commute. One of only five in series, black and white paint job. Three Rocketdyne engines, 37 million horsepower. Runs on liquid hydrogen fuel, but can be converted to unleaded (not included in price or under warranty). Does 0-60mph in 3G. Tops out at 17,580 miles an hour (in orbit). Fully overhauled 1997-9, with 165 trick modifications including wicked under-chassis strip lighting a la Pimp My Ride. Can optionally be docked to Russian space station Mir (not included in price). Excellent exterior visibility (but with slight blind spot behind external fuel tank). Carries six passengers in cramped but comfortable accommodation, offers zero gravity conditions and 12 speaker Pioneer CD multi-changer, AM/FM radio and satellite video link with Houston. Fully space centre and Air Force base legal. 10 months tax (worth around $40 billion), sadly M.O.T. recently withdrawn. Excellent winter project or ‘fixer-upper’. Any sensible offer considered. 

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