20 Oddities That Were Sent Into Space
Gerard Kitchen O’Neil Remains
Space activist and American physicist, Gerard Kitchen O’Neil, had some of his remains sent to space. Gerard was diagnosed with leukemia in 1985 and on April 27, 1992, he passed away due to complications of the disease. A sample of his remains was attached to a Pegasus XL rocket which was launched into Earth’s orbit on April 21st, 1997.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Twentieth Century Fox gave a special screening of The Day the Earth Stood Still, a remake of the Robert Wise 1951 classic. Through the use of equipment at Cape Canaveral, the film was beamed to one of Earth’s nearest star systems, Alpha Centauri.
Pizza Hut sent up one of their salami topping pizzas to the International Space Station. The whole event marked the first pizza delivery to space and Pizza Hut even managed to make a commercial out of it.
Charles Duke was an astronaut for Apollo 16. During his mission of setting up a Solar Wind Collector, Charles left a family photograph on the moon’s surface. This particular photograph has been on the moon since 1972.