Finally NASA gets one right

Found in yesterday’s news –

Coming soon from a galaxy far, far away: The original lightsaber wielded by Luke Skywalker will be delivered to NASA for launch in late October aboard shuttle Discovery, a flight that will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1977 release of the movie classic “Star Wars.”[snip]The lightsaber will be delivered today to Houston Hobby Airport, which is located about 30 minutes north of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Stormtroopers, R2-D2 and others will escort the it off the plane and into a crowd of airline travelers and Star Wars fans around 4:20 p.m. CDT (5:20 p.m. EDT).

The lightsaber will be transported to Space Center Houston — the visitor complex on NASA Road One near the main gate to JSC — where it will be on display through Labor Day. Then it will be shipped to Kennedy Space Center and stowed in the orbiter Discovery’s middeck during the shuttle’s 13-day round trip to the International Space Station.

Those are my tax dollars at work!

Luke Skywalker

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NOW READING: A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay

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5 thoughts on “Finally NASA gets one right”

  1. How’s the book? Sounds interesting, but I sometimes have a problem with reading fantasy fiction. I’ve been known to throw fantasy books across the room while swearing at them.

  2. BTW, I was just at your Flickr site and saw that insane Kiss death threat note. I had forgotten about that. That Jim O is one funny guy. I showed it to Hubby and he got a good laugh out of it and said he hopes Jim will be in the upcoming Monkey Kiss production or he’s not coming to see it.

  3. KC – I was actually thinking you might like Guy Gavriel Kay’s books. They’re not swords and sorcery. He generally takes places from the past, and then comes up with new stuff. Song for Arbonne is templated after the Courts of Love of Eleanor’s. Well written women too. You might want to check it out. And I thought you might like the letter, it’s why it made the first batch. I believe Jim and Oscar have committed to doing the play.

  4. Aw, c’mon, putting the lightsaber on the space shuttle is cool. Admit it. Crikey, 30 years ago the space shuttle didn’t do anything but fly between Houston and Cocoa Beach on the back of a 747.

  5. No, I mean it, instead of funding, say, the war in Iraq, I want my tax dollars to go to this. I think I should be able to vote to allocate my tax dollars. Since I can’t, I’m publicly claiming this.

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