8 Weird Things People Have Sent Into Outer Space

2016-09-09 06:45:19Z
Justin Hill
Justin Hill

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It’s completely normal to have some sort of obsession with outer space, whether that’s with the moon, stars or alien life.

Over the years people have launched a lot of things to check out space and experiment, like rockets, people and animals – the usual stuff. But people have sent up other things. Some of it gets very weird.


We’re not talking about a compilation of the hottest hits of 95 recorded off the radio onto cassette. Music from Beethoven, The Beatles, 30 Seconds to Mars and Blur to name a few have been beamed out, so if you end up in space, take your radio.


A pizza company paid nearly £750,000 in 2000 to become the first company to deliver pizza in space – to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachov.


Why not show off the sounds we love most on copper disks. The crew who sent the disks up included a stereo needle – so you can play it like a record. It’s unclear if the 90 minute montage of sound effects includes a killer drop.


A 3D Printer

In case you want to build a 3D model of something in low-gravity. Like this orange Narwhal. 



Lowry Burgess is an artist and he created a piece using water from 18 different rivers. It’s weird enough to have on Earth, so it’s a weird thing to send to space.


An Aussie artist named Stephen Little is responsible for a DVD that was sent into the cosmos. Fingers crossed the aliens who find it have a DVD player under the telly.

A Gun

Apparently Russian cosmonauts took a triple barrel shotgun up with them. It was supposed to be used if the crew got into trouble when they landed (defence against possible predators, hunting etc).

A Family Photo

For some reason astronaut Charles Duke left a photo of himself, his wife and their two sons on the moon.

Don’t be the next thing going to space. Whilst there are many weird objects floating in space, thankfully this doesn’t need to include humans escaping from their hayfever misery. Thankfully Nasonex Allergy nasal spray targets multiple allergic responses. It provides more effective hayfever relief than antihistamine tablets. So stay and Enjoy Earth.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

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