How many of you wanted to grow up to be an astronaut? Something tells me that not many of you have actually managed to make it into outer space. Unfortunately the life of an astronaut seems to lose its appeal when you realize that you won’t spend the majority of your time exploring new worlds or jumping around in the moon’s lax gravity. That’s alright though, you can still pretend to be one. No, I don’t mean that you should still a fish bowl over your head and call yourself a space-man. Instead, you can buy your own space shuttle replica.
You might not think that the availablility of a space shuttle replica is newsworthy, as you can pick up a toy or model kit with ease. But how many of them are life-size? That’s what I thought. It seems that a company by the name of SpaceToys has decided to start building 1:1 scale replicas of a Space Shuttle Orbiter. The cost? Just† $2.2 million. Oh, and you’ll need to arrange for shipping.
Lets look past the part where it costs a ridiculous amount of money. Just how on earth would you transport this thing?† I can’t imagine how many pieces it would have to be broken down into just to transport it to wherever it is you’d want to park it. The best part is that the interior is completely empty. I wonder how long it will be before someone does purchase this, and renovate it into a house.