Free NASA Space Shuttle Engine

My dream of one day conquering a distant planet took a giant leap forward today when I discovered that anybody can stroll over to NASA and get a free space shuttle engine.

Can’t scrape together nearly $29 million, but still want a taste of outer space? You can now get an actual engine from the shuttle for free, as long as you cover the costs of moving and housing the eight-foot-diameter, four-ton behemoths. The AP reported on Saturday that NASA tried to sell them for $400,000 to $800,000 apiece in December 2008, but got no offers and is now literally giving them away.

Four tons is nothing. I've been eating Wheaties for a few weeks and recently stepped up my workout weights from two to five pounds. I'm more worried about my space suit. As of now, the only thing I have is an old rain jacket with two giant trash bags duct taped to the bottom.

7 comments on “Free NASA Space Shuttle Engine”

  1. I heard on the news and radio that the “engines” being given away are the big orange tanks. If this is true, they aren’t engines at all, but old “gas tanks”. Which would still be cool to have.

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