10 Secrets You Didn’t Know About NASA
9. A Bunch Of Weird Stuff Has Ended Up In Space
If you had the opportunity to send anything you wanted into space, don't pretend for one second that you wouldn't do it. So who can really blame NASA for firing all sorts of bizarre objects out of the atmosphere?
Various items of historical and cultural significance have been brought up by NASA astronauts over the years. A piece of fabric from the original Wright brothers' flyer ended up on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, presumably to rub it in Orville and Wilbur's faces that they only got a few feet off the ground.
In 2007, the original prop of Luke Skywalker's lightsaber went up on a Space Shuttle to celebrate 30 years since the first Star Wars film. Umm, actually, that prop wasn't used until Return of the Jedi in 1983, so...
War medals, teddy bears, wedding rings and other such cherished items have all made the journey into space via NASA, but there's one more item we should focus on - a cargo tag that was originally sent across the Atlantic to Jamestown in 1611.
Bet the Americans love that that went up there. They'll be proclaiming space as the 51st state soon.