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Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Volntyr, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. Volntyr

    Volntyr Jedi Youngling star 2

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    http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-082707a.html

    An excerpt from the article:

    August 27, 2007 ? When the space shuttle Discovery launches the STS-120 crew in October, the force will be with them.

    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.
     
  2. me-gonk

    me-gonk Jedi Master star 4

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    Classic!
     
  3. Jedi-Loreen

    Jedi-Loreen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    They should send a couple of MR sabers up there too, so that the astronauts can try saber fighting in zero-G. lol :p
     
  4. BrieKalan

    BrieKalan Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Now that would be interesting to see.

    :)
     
  5. MtnJedi

    MtnJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I think the saber is ROTJ Lukes, not ANH. I saw a small clip of it on the news. It was nice seeing BOTH the RL and 501 representing...at least I think it was them. What other costumers would NASA have invited?
     
  6. GreyJedi

    GreyJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    The costumed people for the Oakland send-off were from Endor Base of the Rebel Legion (Matt, Dale and Kathy) and from the Golden Gate Garrison of the 510st. :)
     
  7. Arminca

    Arminca Jedi Youngling star 1

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    It is super cool. I can see it now Luke's lightsaber floating in side the cockpit. Oops that didn't come out right I guess.:eek: [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]
     
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