Top 10 Strange Objects Sent into Space
Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber
A prop lightsaber from 1983's Return of the Jedi went up in October 2007 with Discovery shuttle-flight mission STS-120 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of 1977's Star Wars. It was escorted to a California airport by a person dressed as Chewbacca, flown to Houston, met there by more Star Warscostumed folk, displayed for a bit at the Johnson Space Center, flown to Cape Canaveral, blasted off into space and then returned back to earth. The Force was with it, clearly.