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[i]Ryan tried to find a good home for the shuttle, but no one wanted to pay to move it, a job only a crane could handle. He stripped toggle switches and seats and anything inside. The materials went to whoever would take them.
In recent years, Mother Nature has composted much of the wood that formed the shuttle's nose. Today, only the crew quarters remain, a rotting, soggy mass of particle board and peeling green paint. Birds have nested among the support beams. Wasps have claimed corners and Brazilian pepper trees are climbing in, too. The shuttle is slightly hidden beside a road frequented by space center workers.
The black letters of Resolution! on the starboard side now read: Resolu. The peeling plastic letters on the port side read, perhaps ironically: solution!.
A sign for Atlantic Mortgage Services of Satellite Beach leans against rubble near the shipwrecked shuttle.
Atlantic president Dan Overstreet owns the land where Resolution! rests. He said he's looking for a space-related use for the shuttle. He doesn't want to destroy it, calling it a "local fixture."[/i]
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