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What happens to decommissioned spacecraft?

Posted by: Electrolyte - Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:48 am
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Post What happens to decommissioned spacecraft?   Posted on: Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:48 am
Where do they go? Can people buy pieces of them? Maybe even the whole thing?


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:54 pm
I have seen things like pieces of data tape from Apollo and Mercury missions on sale through e-bay. As far as larger items, I have no clue... Anyone???

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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:50 pm
I think that most of them go to museums.
There is a page somewhere that lists the locations of all the US spacecraft.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:20 pm
Yep, they end up in museums. There will be one that has the main ownership over the spacecraft, and then the craft will be rented out for displays at other museums for extended amounts of time...

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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:31 pm
To bad.
You missed out on the Russian Buran space Shuttle that sold a couple years back.


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Post    Posted on: Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:03 am
That sounds like the title of a children's book.

"Where do decommisioned spacecraft go when they die?"

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Post    Posted on: Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:59 pm
:lol:


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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:15 pm
EBAY


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=40129&item=3935014852&rd=1[/url]
[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=40129&item=3934296266&rd=1
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=40129&item=3934297143&rd=1

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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:57 pm
I once saw a TV documentary on a village hospital in Russia that was having to deal with people from out in the sticks. They seemed to exhibit signs of a radiation like sickness. When they travelled out to the dachas and hunting lodges, they found that many of them were constructed from old rockets which had been crashed back down or abandoned! Only in Russia eh! :lol:

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