NASA strapped for cash; Kennedy Space Center for Rent

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    Looking for an awesome place to throw a party? Look no further than a space shuttle launch pad at Kennedy Space Center.

    Part of the iconic NASA facility based in Cape Canaveral, Florida is going up for rent, the Washington Post reports. The spaces available include two mobile launch platforms, one of the world’s longest runways and a "slightly used" space shuttle launchpad. The reason? The spaces are both too expensive to maintain and too expensive to tear down, Robert Cabana, the space center's director, told WaPo.

    The plan to put up the space center for rent comes as NASA is coping with huge budget cuts. President Obama's proposed 2013 budget plan for NASA would cut the agency's planetary sciences division by 20 percent, according to the Los Angeles Times. In addition, programs that send high-tech robots to explore the solar system are also getting hard hit.

    NASA, Strapped For Cash, Puts Kennedy Space Center Up For Rent
     
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    Maybe Hollywood will take them up on it.
     
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    It would be funny if China bought it for their budding space exploration program. :lol:
     
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    Maybe private space flight? That'll be big some day.
     
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    We can find money to waste on a Green Industry failure like Solyndra, but we can't adequately fund our space program.

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    This is how we know that the US is now history. All we have left is the tax bill to be payed to some private investment banks.
     
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    Pretty sad. Why not abolish NASA and be done with it?
     
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