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10 Weird Things Sent to Space

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10 Weird Things Sent to Space

Weird Things Sent to Space #10: Animals

Cats, fish, rodents, chimpanzees, amphibians, nematodes, water bears, spiders, dogs and even our closest relative, the monkey have all been sent into space!

Weird Things Sent to Space #9: LEGO Mini Figurines

NASA placed 3 LEGO figurines in a Juno deep-space probe to help explore the planet Jupiter.

Weird Things Sent to Space #8: Light Saber

On-board the 23rd mission bound, the light saber was sent to the International Space Station in 2007 as a 30th anniversary celebration for the franchise.

Weird Things Sent to Space #7: Corned Beef Sandwich

John Young took the risk of sneaking a corned beef sandwich on the Gemini 3 mission back in 1965.

Weird Things Sent to Space #6: Cremains

On the STS-52 space mission, NASA sent the partial remains of Gene Roddenberry, creator of the Star Trek franchise.

Weird Things Sent to Space #5: Playboy Calendar

As part of a practical joke between the crew members, a topless DeDe Lind calendar made its way into space as the “unofficial 4th member” of the Apollo 12 mission.

Weird Things Sent to Space #4: Paintballs

In 2013, Bemidji State University in Minnesota organized a weather balloon launch. The middle school kids part of this experiment decided to send up paintballs, which never ended up popping.

Weird Things Sent to Space #3: Space Chair

As part of a marketing campaign to promote a new Toshiba TV, JP Aerospace launched an armchair into space and filmed its decent.

Weird Things Sent to Space #2: Hamburger

In 2012, five Harvard students decided to launch a stale hamburger up into space, it made it up to 98,425 feet.

Weird Things Sent to Space #1: Salmonella

In 2007, a sample of salmonella was dispatched in orbit aboard the Atlantis Space Shuttle, in zero gravity Salmonella became even more virulent.

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