Ah, space…the final frontier for freaky things. Check out our pick of the coolest and weirdest things sent to space:
1. Sex Doll
Talk about an out-of-this-world sexual experience. A porn company sent a sex blow-up doll into space to promote itself by attaching the doll to a weather balloon.
In honour of the 30th anniversary of A New Hope, George Lucas sent a lightsaber into space. This lightsaber was used in Return of the Jedi.
During the Apollo 12 moon mission, the crew that didn’t get to walk on the moon decided to prank the other astronauts by hiding Playboy pictures in between the checklists strapped to their wrists. What a playful surprise.
4. Star Trek Ashes
Well, this one hasn’t exactly worked out so well. Poor James Doohan (Scotty on the original series) just wanted to have his ashes shot into space. With the first attempt the ashes spent a brief time in space, before crashing back to earth. Unfortunately, the second attempt ended in a rocket explosion over the Pacific Ocean.
5. Buzz Lightyear
He went to infinity and beyond and came back to earth. He spent almost 15 months in space, but is now retired at the Smithsonian Museum.