The Weird Things We Send to Space

Across the Universe

In 2008, NASA beamed into space the song “Across the Universe” by the Beatles via its Deep Space Network. It was travelling across the universe at 186,000 miles per second just to reach the North Star, Polaris.  Don’t even think that it’s only Paul McCartney’s love that was sent out into the universe.  There are many more weird things we’ve sent into space in our desire to spread humanity’s fingerprint.

Light Saber

Over the past six decades of space missions, a number of artifacts have sent different messages to the aliens. This includes sound recordings of a kiss between a mother and a child, shepherds herding sheep, and even the sound of the rain. We’ve also shared our love of bizarre toys like Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber, Buzz Lightyear, and a golf ball.  Universe residents will also know what kind of food we eat because we sent out a corned beef sandwich from a Cocoa Beach, four cans of Pepsi and four cans of Coke (perhaps they will settle the legendary taste test after-all on which cola really is better), and pizza (Pizza Hut being the first company to deliver Pizza in space).

Here’s more:
• A black and white diagram of human sex organs
• A color photograph of Snowflakes in Sequoia
• Two golden orb spiders
• Drawing of Mickey Mouse
• A saxophone
• Watercolor
• Sea urchin sperm (now this is too weird!!)
• A giant 3D printer
• Vomit Bags
• Japanese Flute
• And all other things our planetary astronauts have taken with them or left behind…

If indeed, these things reach any aliens, they may have a pretty good idea of how weird we can be as well.



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