40 Of The Strangest Items We’ve Sent Into Outer Space

40 Of The Strangest Items We’ve Sent Into Outer Space

I know that I’m not alone in my love of all things space-related.

Whether I’m looking through my telescope at an amazing view of the stars, or listening to this moving rendition of “Space Oddity” sung aboard the International Space Station, I find the far reaches of the galaxy to be an extremely exciting frontier.

And when I discovered the laundry list of strange things that humankind has sent into space over the years, my inner astronaut was quite excited. Did you know that a Beatles song is currently traveling across the universe at a whopping 186,000 miles an hour? I certainly didn’t!

I knew that humans and other animals have spent time exploring space, but I couldn’t believe just how many strange items we’ve actually sent up there as well.

Scroll through below for a look at some of the most bizarre items that have made their way into outer space.

What would you like to send into space? Let us know in the comments!

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1. Fittingly, we brought the Buzz Lightyear Toy Story action figure with Discovery mission STS-124.

2. Luke Skywalker’s light saber was also immortalized when it was launched aboard the Discovery in 2007.

3. In 2010, Amelia Earhart’s watch took a ride through space when astronaut Shannon Walker brought it aboard Soyuz TMI-19.

4. A sound recording of rain is a unique snippet of audio that we’ve brought into space.

5. Humans also recently brought a 3D printer to space, where they printed the first 3D object while in orbit.

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