23 January 2010

January Challenge #23:
Free to a Good Home

cape canaveral notcraigslist > for sale/wanted > free stuff

Date: 2010-01-22, 4:59PM EST
Reply to: freespaceshuttle@nasa.gov
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On Offer by Original Owner
Gently-Used Orbital Vehicles (2)

The end of an era is always sad and budget cuts are even sadder, but our loss is potentially your gain. We are looking for homes for two ultra-rare collectible vehicles, the ultimate orbital pickup trucks. With a 59 foot truck bed, max payload of over 55,000 lbs, and flexible seating for 11, these workhorses will haul your entire national space effort from surface to orbit with the power of three Rocketdyne Block IIA SSME engines putting out 393,000 foot-lbs of thrust each (mileage varies between sea-level and LEO). These are very reliable vehicles with very little history of catastrophic failure.

With a new era in orbital tranport and serious budget cuts looming, we're motivated to move these vehicles at the very reasonable cost of absolutely free. That's right, own a big freakin' piece of spaceflight history for the low low price of diddly/squat. These are expected to move fast, so contact ASAP.

solid rocket boosters not included

price: free, no cost, zip, nada, zero dollars, no dinero (OBO)
you haul

  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Go ahead and think I'm kidding.


  1. Saw this one, then looked at my garage, I do not have enough room to even house the engines, say the rest of the ship. And I think the city that I live in would have a problem with me building a launch tower in an area with a 35ft ht limit on buildings....not to mention the noise of lift off..unless I made it a Vtol...hmmmm

  2. Read the one at Asylum.com. You should be able to fit one of those Rockwells in the backyard.