If you’re rich and looking for your own nuclear bomb-proof space station on the Central Coast, You’re in luck. The Jamesburg Earth Station in Carmel Valley, a space-observing earth station, is for sale, and could be yours for a cool $2,950,000. The Jamesburg Earth Station was built by NASA in 1968 for receiving transmissions from the Apollo moon landings, then it was used by AT&T for satellite telecommunications. The building, sturdy enough to withstand 5-megaton nuclear blast, was the first to receive live images from the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. It broadcasted the first-ever people walking on the moon to the rest of the world, giving the U.S. major bragging rights over its Soviet Union rival.
The fully steerable dish is about 11 stories high and 98 feet across, which should enable you to suck in just about any TV station on Earth. Your purchase includes more than just the dish, as you also get the 20,000 square foot operations building with an indoor basketball court, a helicopter landing pad, a three bedroom house, a barn, and 160 acres of land.
If that’s not enticement enough, You could also start your own worldwide television station. Its antenna and satellite can directly broadcast to Asia, South America, the South Pacific, and the entire United States. [KSBW]