Odd Items Taken Into Space

Three special LEGO figurines were launched into space on NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft in August 2011.  The LEGOs represented the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno and Galileo Galilei (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/KSC)
Legos Three special LEGO figurines were launched into space on NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft in August 2011. The LEGOs represented the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno and Galileo Galilei (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/KSC)
Astronauts Mike Massimino (right) and Mike Good, STS-125 mission specialists, with home plate from New York City's old Shea Stadium during a break from their training in the JSC Neutral Buoyancy Lab. Massimino brought the plate aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis for the trip to Hubble.(credit: NASA)
New York Mets Home Plate Astronauts Mike Massimino (right) and Mike Good, STS-125 mission specialists, with home plate from New York City's old Shea Stadium during a break from their training in the JSC Neutral Buoyancy Lab. Massimino brought the plate aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis for the trip to Hubble.(credit: NASA)
In 1969, some pranksters at NASA inserted several images of Playboy centerfolds into the checklists the Apollo 12 astronauts took into space.  This picture of Miss January 1969 Leslie Bianchini was pasted into a wrist cuff worn by Astronaut Al Bean. (credit: NASA)
Playmate In 1969, some pranksters at NASA inserted several images of Playboy centerfolds into the checklists the Apollo 12 astronauts took into space. This picture of Miss January 1969 Leslie Bianchini was pasted into a wrist cuff worn by Astronaut Al Bean. (credit: NASA)
Disney's Buzz Lightyear flew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2009.  Buzz spent 15 months on the International Space Station for 15 months. (credit: NASA/Tony Landis)
Buzz Lightyear Disney's Buzz Lightyear flew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2009. Buzz spent 15 months on the International Space Station for 15 months. (credit: NASA/Tony Landis)
In 2007, the lightsaber prop that was used by Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi was packed in foam and spent two weeks in orbit. The flight helped celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars trilogy. (credit: Lucasfilm)
Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber In 2007, the lightsaber prop that was used by Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi was packed in foam and spent two weeks in orbit. The flight helped celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars trilogy. (credit: Lucasfilm)
The crew of Apollo 11 took a swath of fabric and a small piece of a wooden strut from the Wright Flyer to moon. (credit: Mark Avino, National Air & Space Museum)
Wright Flyer The crew of Apollo 11 took a swath of fabric and a small piece of a wooden strut from the Wright Flyer to moon. (credit: Mark Avino, National Air & Space Museum)
NASA is taking three green starter's flags from the Daytona 500 into space to mark the 50th anniversary of NASA and NASCAR's premiere race. (credit: NASA)
Nascar Starter Flags NASA is taking three green starter's flags from the Daytona 500 into space to mark the 50th anniversary of NASA and NASCAR's premiere race. (credit: NASA)
In April  1972, Apollo 16 Astronaut Chalie Duke left a family photo he brought along o the surface of the moon. (credit: NASA)
Duke Family Photo In April 1972, Apollo 16 Astronaut Chalie Duke left a family photo he brought along o the surface of the moon. (credit: NASA)
A 'Golden Record' carried into space by both Voyager 1 and 2 contained sounds and images selected to portray life and culture on Earth.  (credit: NASA)
Golden Record A 'Golden Record' carried into space by both Voyager 1 and 2 contained sounds and images selected to portray life and culture on Earth. (credit: NASA)
This cargo tag made of lead was unearthed during excavation of the original colony at Jamestown in Virginia. It is believed to have made the trip from England to the New World in 1611. NASA flew this artifact and two sets of Jamestown commemorative coins aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis in March 2007.(credit:: NASA)
Jamestown Cargo Tag This cargo tag made of lead was unearthed during excavation of the original colony at Jamestown in Virginia. It is believed to have made the trip from England to the New World in 1611. NASA flew this artifact and two sets of Jamestown commemorative coins aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis in March 2007.(credit:: NASA)
On July 31, 1999, some of the ashes of Eugene Shoemaker, a co-discoverer of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy, were carried to the moon by the Lunar Prospector. (Photo by NASA/Liaison)
Astronomer Eugene Shoemaker On July 31, 1999, some of the ashes of Eugene Shoemaker, a co-discoverer of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy, were carried to the moon by the Lunar Prospector. (Photo by NASA/Liaison)
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