Unique items that have been to space

Unique items that have been to space

1. Toys Lego


On August 5, NASA launched the Juno plane, which when reached Jupiter in 2016, will orbit the planet for a year to study the Earth’s atmosphere before reaching the surface.

Well, participating in the spacecraft is three Lego toy statue: Jupiter, the king of the Roman gods; Juno, one of his wives; and one astronomer, Galileo Galilei. The placement of this object is part of a partnership between NASA and the LEGO Group to inspire children to explore science and technology.

2. Gold disc


Since 1977, when NASA aircraft Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched into space, each of which has the potential to shape lives and have the ability to hear had access to the sounds on earth. What are the contents of the tape?

The sound is comprised of music from different cultures and eras, the sounds of nature and man-made noise (ie, the kiss between mother and child, the sound of rain, wind, and surf), all in a 12-inch gold-plated copper disc.

The contents of the record were selected by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan, also includes a message from President Jimmy Carter and 115 images are encoded in analog form.

3. Artifacts from Jamestown


This artifact was found from the bottom of the well by the archaeologists who studied the colony at Jamestown, Virginia, boulders inscribed “Yames Towne” was probably never attached to the crate shipment. NASA put these artifacts together with two sets of coins on board the space shuttle Atlantis for a mission in March 2007, in commemoration of the first settlement Jamestown Englishmen in America.

4. Controversial Stamps


Apollo 15, launched in 1971, is famous for being the first to use an open-topped vehicle, known as the Lunar Roving Vehicle. But the mission was well-known by the astronauts involved in controversy after landing.

The astronauts are caught carrying unauthorized souvenirs that nearly 400 stamps, which they intend to sell on his return to earth. This incident pushed NASA to take disciplinary action against the astronauts and create new rules about what can be taken into space.

5. Belongs to Luke Skywalker Lightsaber


Star Wars fans are not necessarily familiar with the sword belonging to Luke Skywalker lightsaber. Properties of the film Return of The Jedi have come to a shared space shuttle Discovery in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars in 1977.

Lightsaber California is driven to the airport by people dressed as Chewbacca, was flown to Houston, met there with people dressed as Star Wars, displayed briefly at Johnson Space Center, was flown to Cape Canaveral, then slid into space and back to Earth.

6. Abu Starring Star Trek


James Doohan, who played Scotty in the television series Star Trek the original version (and also starred in seven Star Trek feature films), wanted his ashes fired into space, a process that appears to be more modest than in fact.

In May 2007, the aircraft was flying short for several minutes before falling into the desert of New Mexico along with the ashes of 199 others. A year later, in a further attempt to send Doohan’s ashes into space, a rocket that took him exploded over the Pacific Ocean.

Doohan himself wants to follow the footsteps of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, whose ashes were fired into space on a mission in 1992 and 1997, only, unfortunately, Doohan is less fortunate.

7. Coins Grissom


In July 1961, astronauts Gus Grissom running the Mercury Project, which is a human-spaceflight program in the US first.

Grissom left brought some stuff that is 50 coins, three one-dollar bills, several models of the small capsule, and two pairs of a pilot badge, all of which are considered more valuable because it has to travel into space.

The flight was a success but experienced a problem while landing in the Atlantic Ocean when Grissom realized that he was carrying too heavy a souvenir.

Grissom nearly drowned but managed to escape. Liberty Bell's own plane sank but was found 30 years later, along with the coins that were ever brought.

8. Stick and Ball Golf


Towards the end of exploration along with the Apollo 14 astronauts, Alan Shepard informs NASA that he brought golf clubs and some balls.

After a few swings to no avail, because of the astronaut's heavy clothes, he was finally able to push one ball for miles. ”

Upon returning to Earth, Shepard donated the golf club to the US Golf Association. The golf club in the image above is a replica of which he gave to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

9. Family portrait


For Charles Duke, not enough he became the youngest person ever to walk on the moon when he was a pilot of Apollo 16 in 1972. To plug a trail in the sky, Duke decided to leave the family portrait (Duke, his wife Dotty, and her children Charles and Tom ) on the lunar surface.

And to ensure that everyone knows about it, Duke took the images with a 70-mm camera Hasselblad hers. The back of the photograph, which is packed in a transparent foil, reads: “This is the family of Astronaut Duke from Planet Earth Land on the Moon, April 1972.

10. Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story


Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut figure in the film Toy Story, flew into space in 2008 with Discovery. Buzz Lightyear had lived on the International Space Station for more than 450 days before landing back on Earth on September 11, 2009.

Buzz Lightyear's participation in space is associated with the opening of Toy Toy StoryMania, attractions at Disney World, and Disneyland.


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