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Make: Online’s space correspondent, Rachel Hobson, points us to this article in Florida Today:

After months of searching for a new home for a full-scale model of the space shuttle’s crew compartment, Chuck Ryan is beginning to accept the replica he spent almost 15 years building may soon be destroyed.

He is now trying to find takers for 1,000 toggle switches, 50 gallons of paint, 40 gallons of fiberglass resin, plywood, tools and other never-used materials.

“I’m still holding out a little bit of hope that someone wants the shuttle,” said Ryan, who would like to donate the 33-foot long, 10-ton model and see it used as a monument or for a space camp.