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Today I saw the coolest thing that I have ever seen on the Lego Reddit page. User Syntriphics on reddit posted this picture of one of his Lego figures that was flown on the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. You can see this post here on reddit.
I read though all of the comments and it appears that his uncle was one of the Astronauts that flew on this mission and took the figure to space for the Original Poster.
As I read through the comments, I saw a few interesting comments. More have been ebing added all day. I suggest and even ask that you take a look at the post on reddit and give him an upvote as this is the coolest thing that I have ever seen on the Lego Reddit page!
- The figure was taken to outer space especially for the original poster.
- The figure was put in a small plastic bag because they were afraid that the pain might flake off in Zero Gravity.
- It’s hard to fathom exactly how rare it is for someone to be an astronaut. There are about 3 times as many billionaires on Earth right now as there have been astronauts throughout history. Know anyone whose uncle is a billionaire? The owner of this minifigure is an even rarer breed.
The certificate of Authenticity reads as follows.
“This Lego Astronaut was flown for ******* aboard the United States Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. Discovery launched at 11:59 p.m. EDT, August 29, 2009, from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. At 8:53 p.m. EDT, September 11,2009, Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California having traveled 217 Earth orbits.
Discovery reached and altitude of 213 Miles and a speed of 17.5000 miles per hour. The flight duration lasted 13 days, 20 hours, 53 minutes, 45 seconds covering a total distance of 5,702,716 statute miles”
We have heard about a few other minifigures that have made it to space.
The three figures aboard the Jupiter Spacecraft Juno
A few custom figures produced by minifigs.me that you can see more info about here.
The ESA has these guys up in space now or just recenly.
Here is a pic of one of these figures in space. I am sure you have seen this one. You can see it on Flickr here.
I believe that Nasa flew 300 of these up into space. I have been trying to find more information out about these. But the general idea is that 300 of these figures were flown up into the space station and then given away? as prizes or something like that. I know of two varieties that exist. Here is one of them.
You can read more about this here.
If you know of any other figures that have been to space, please comment on Discus below!
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