NASA Cuts Space Shuttle Price

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Here's a recession bargain: the
space shuttle. NASA has slashed the price of these 1970s era
spaceships from $42 million to $28.8 million apiece.

The shuttles are for sale once they quit flying, supposedly this
fall.

When NASA put out the call to museums, schools and others in
December 2008, seeking buyers, about 20 expressed interest. NASA
spokesman Mike Curie expects more takers, what with the discount.

Discovery is already promised to the Smithsonian Institution.
Atlantis and Endeavour are up for grabs. Curie says no decisions
will be made before summer.

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