Craft & Design
Shuttle replica and supplies looking for a home

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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.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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