FREE: NASA Space Shuttle Engines

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Since no one wanted to buy the space shuttles when NASA first offered them up for sale, the agency has decided to slash the price to a more modest $28.8 million each. And the engines? Free (pay only S+H).

Discovery is already headed to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, but those other two? Atlantis and Endeavour? Totally available and looking to score.

And the engines I mentioned above originally went for about $400,000 to $800,000 apiece, but no one bit when they were put up for sale in December 2008. Now, when they go out of service with the rest of the shuttle program, they'll be yours if you pony up the cost of shipping. [NYT via Slashdot]