Need a launch pad? NASA space shuttle facilities up for sale

Need a launch pad? NASA space shuttle facilities up for sale

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Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen on the pad at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. , Thursday July 7, 2011. Atlantis and a crew of four are scheduled to launch on Friday, July 8, on the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. (AP Photo/Stan Honda, Pool)

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Posted on January 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Updated Sunday, Jan 6 at 2:45 PM

(WHAS11) -- In the market for some new or used space flight equipment?  If so, you might be in luck because NASA is selling equipment and facilities from the now defunct space-shuttle program.

According to the Orlando News Sentinel, the long list of items for sale include Launch Pad 39A, the iconic launch pad for Apollo 11 and other shuttles, space in the Vehicle Assembly Building, and the Orbiter Processing Facilities, just to name a few. 

The last shuttle flight ended in July 2011 with Atlantis, which is now on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex in Florida.  According to NASA, the rest of the space fleet have been retired and put on display across the country.

 

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