NASA announced today that the cost of buying a used space shuttle for display in your museum, educational facility or backyard has dropped from $42 million to the low, low, low price of just $28.8 million!!
And that's not all!!
The delivery of these fine, almost one-of-a-kind vehicle has been moved up by six months!! Six months!!! IF YOU ACT NOW. (Actually, you have until February 19.)
NASA is absorbing the cost of "safeing" the vehicles, resulting in the price drop.
The agency's release is pretty dry ("The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is issuing a Follow-up Request for Information (RFI) to obtain input from educational institutions, science museums, and other appropriate organizations about the community's ability to acquire and publicly display the Space Shuttle Orbiters after conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program").
That's not going to get the job done.
We're thinking more along these lines:
Hi, it's Vince with
ShamwowNASA! You'll be saying wow every time you use this towelshuttle!
It's like a
chamoisspace shuttle! It's like a towelspace shuttle! It's like a spongespace shuttle....This is for the housespace, the carspace, the boatspace, the RVspace!
....It is made
in Germanyby the lowest bidder, you know the Germansgovernment sub-contractors always make good stuff. You can cut it in half, use one as a bath mat, drain your dishes with the other one, use one as a towel.Olympic divers, they use it as a towelshuttle, or they would if they ever went to space.
Look at that! Completely dry! Put a wet sweater, roll it up, it
driesdoesn't dry your sweaters....You follow me, camera guymuseum director? No other towel's gonna do that! It acts likeworks in a vacuum! And look at this - virtually dry on the bottom! See what I'm telling ya? Shamwow!The shuttle! You'll be saying wow every time!
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