DailyDirt: Space Shuttle Discovery For Sale, $28.8M OBO, Shipping Included

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The historic end of the space shuttle program is coming up. The shuttles have been part of an inspiring space program that aimed to win an international "space race" against all comers. Now, though, the space race is turning into a commercial enterprise -- so the demand for ostentatious space vehicles isn't as high as it used to be. The upside is that there may actually be more opportunities for "regular people" (ok, millionaires mostly) to get a chance to go into space. Here are a few links about Discovery and its future plans. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 10 Mar 2011 @ 5:44pm

    How Much Would It Cost ...

    ... for Ariane 5 and the ATV to be human-rated?

    Oh well, at least the good old Soyuz spacecraft are still being made and are still flying. Ironic, isnít it, that something produced by a primarily agrarian-based economy under a Communist regime should outlast anything the US of A has been able to come up with...

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