20 Oddities That Were Sent Into Space
There’s always been an interest into what’s outside of our planet. As we’ve explored what’s outside of our world and into the stars above our home, there’s been some pretty interesting things we brought along. From films, music, toys, food, to even human remains, there are all kinds of oddities that broke its way through our atmosphere and into space. Take a look at these twenty random items that were attached to cargo and even smuggled out of our planet.
Across The Universe – The Beatles
February 4th, 2008, marked the 40th anniversary of the song Across The Universe by The Beatles. To celebrate the song’s recording, NASA transmitted the recording to the star Polaris, which is 431 light years away from Earth. This was done through a 70m antenna in the Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex.
Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Prop
What better weapon to have with you while traveling through space. A Luke Skywalker Lightsaber prop from 1983 was sent to space on the 2007 Discover shuttle-flight mission STS-120. For two weeks, the prop actually made it to space and back.
Buzz Lightyear Toy
Very similar to the Luke Skywalker Lightsaber prop, a Buzz Lightyear toy from the Toy Story films was given a look into the galaxies up close. The astronaut action figure was sent into space while on the Discover mission STS-124 back in 2008.
Dirt was sent into space but not just any dirt. The particular dirt we’re referring to was actually taken from the Yankee Stadium pitcher mound. Astronaut Garrett Reisman brought the vial of dirt and other mementos from the Yankees baseball team on the STS-123 mission in 2008.