Phil's Vid-Minute: the Afterlife of the Space Shuttle

Cast-off industrial apparatus lives on in new forms—the diner car became the diner restaurant; the beaker becomes the shot glass; the tunnel for the atom smasher becomes a mushroom farm. Why not turn the space shuttle into a bar, as in Star Wars, or a honeymoon hotel?


Past posts:

Verizon, Where's My iPhone?

Sick Until Proven Healthy

The Chevy Volt is Still a Costly Mistake


Tech Talk

IEEE Spectrum’s general technology blog, featuring news, analysis, and opinions about engineering, consumer electronics, and technology and society, from the editorial staff and freelance contributors.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for the Tech Alert newsletter and receive ground-breaking technology and science news from IEEE Spectrum every Thursday.