NASA is giving away an Apollo-era rocket


You did not misread the headline, NASA is giving away an Apollo-era Saturn I rocket to anyone who wants it, but there is one catch. Whoever wants the rocket will need to provide the $250,000 for transportation.

The rocket, which preceded the first Apollo rocket to send humans to space, never saw action. Had it been launched it would be sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA has a lot of hardware leftover from the Apollo and Shuttle era. Why are the rockets still there? The explanation is simple, there is no reason to move them. NASA will move the equipment if they need to use the space or if someone is buying them, otherwise, they will avoid spending the resources to clear the old equipment out.

Schools and museums can start the process of obtaining artifacts from NASA by completing their pre-screening form on the NASA website.