A Lightsaber in Orbit? I dare you to pull off a more ridiculous publicity stunt!

I found this article via slashdot today and my mouth kind of opened in awe. NASA is going to put a lightsaber into orbit.

From the article:

Stowed on-board the orbiter, in addition to a new module for the international space station, will be the original prop lightsaber used by actor Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 film "Star Wars". The laser-like Jedi weapon is being flown to the orbiting outpost and back in honor of the 30th anniversary of director George Lucas' franchise.

I mean, at least fly up something useful.. like a droid. R2-D2 is going to be a lot more useful if something goes wrong than a lightsaber. Right?

It almost reminds me of the upcoming Pepsi Purple debacle.

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  1. spudart said,

    If they put a droid up there, you know the droid will end up wandering around and wrecking havoc. Just look at how R2D2 couldn't stand still.

    August 29, 2007 @ 10:54 am

  2. unlikelymoose said,

    so it's just the lightsaber? no jedis? I don't get it. Some astronaut is going to pose with the lightsaber? Actually, that might be kinda cool. However, the astronaut has to be in full astronaut gear floating in space. I don't want to see an astronaut in their astronaut jammies posing with the lightsaber.

    If NASA wants to impress the Star Wars community then they would build a replica of a Star Wars aircraft and fly that into space. Now, that's something I wanna see.

    August 30, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

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