The next time I’m in the Los Angeles area, I’m going to visit Norton Sales. Here, for a quarter-million dollars, you can buy part of the Saturn 5 and, if you’re willing to spend over a million dollars, you can buy the actual Apollo 13 Engine.
Visit the OnOrbit post about this store to see a video of it.
Maybe 50 years from now, you’ll be able to visit this store and buy some used parts from a real Space Elevator. “Yes, this was part of the original cable, now replaced due to meteorite damage. It’s only $1,000 per linear foot. And over here, we have one of the gripper wheel sets from one of the original Climbers. It’s a steal at only $25,000.”
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah…
(Picture from the Norton Sales website)