Follow-up Request for Information on Space Shuttle Orbiter Placement
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is issuing a Follow-up Request for Information (RFI) to obtain input from educational institutions, science museums, and other appropriate organizations about the community’s ability to acquire and publicly display the Space Shuttle Orbiters after conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program.
Consistent with NASA’s 2008 Space Shuttle Orbiter RFI, this follow-up RFI seeks input from educational institutions, science museums, and other appropriate organizations with experience in public display of space hardware and nationally-recognized historical artifacts. The 2008 and 2010 RFI results will be used by NASA to determine interest that may lead to selection of specific organizations to receive a Space Shuttle Orbiter. Because of notable changes to the 2008 cost and delivery schedule, NASA is issuing a follow-up 2010 RFI to convey that the cost has dropped from $42M to $28.8M and the delivery schedule has advanced by six months.
NASA’s continued goal is to collect a wide variety of perspectives on whether eligible recipient organizations are capable of appropriately displaying the Space Shuttle Orbiters and bear the full cost of preparing the hardware for display and transportation to its final destination. Responses to this RFI must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, on February 19, 2010.
NASA remains committed to respond publicly to all inquiries regarding these RFIs. Inquiries/questions must be received no later than February 1st and will be answered and posted by February 9th.
Download 2010 Follow-up RFI on Orbiter Placement
Download 2010 RFI Inquiries and NASA Responses