posted 09-27-2012 04:41 PM
"Prototype Wash Water Renovation System" designed and built for NASA during the 1980s. It is a large (and heavy) full size unit from back when the space agency was contemplating onboard astronaut water filtration for extended stay shuttle missions.
Came from a GSA auction and has been in safe storage for many years. After the Challenger accident the "long duration shuttle missions" plan was terminated. It has all the appropriate paperwork. It lights up when plugged in; and as built it is currently wired for standard 110volt power source.
Am posting here at cS for a while before going elsewhere. Note, this unflown prototype is a one-of-a-kind device and part of the once-grand plans NASA had for the reusable Space Transportation System.
posted 03-11-2014 01:37 PM
This 1980's prototype device is still available. Any opinions regarding the relative value or perceived relevance of this hardware artifact would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Posts: 26 From: Maryland Registered: Jan 2014
posted 03-11-2014 04:19 PM
A very cool item but one I doubt I could make a realistic offer on, much less make a good guess on its value due to how unique it is. There's just nothing else to really compare its value to.
Posts: 40 From: Watt, Switzerland Registered: Jun 2008
posted 03-20-2014 02:10 PM
Could you please send me your e-mail address? firstname.lastname@example.org
posted 01-18-2015 10:49 AM
Trying to find a way to move into the old Werner von Braun home in Huntsville, Alabama which is currently up for sale. Intend to evaluate the "renovations" done in 1974 and return it as close as possible to his original design. Apparently there were no extreme physical alterations that cannot be reversed.
Will let this prototype environment-friendly water recycling invention go for a mere $400K, or best offer. Have been unable to confirm; but am guessing that it originally cost NASA well into seven digits.