From Shaun the Sheep to Lego: the weird items aboard Nasa’s latest mission to the Moon revealed

SHAUN the Sheep has been revealed as the first ‘astronaut’ to fly on Nasa’s next big Moon mission. The woolly character is among several odd objects to be blasted into space at the end of August. Shaun the Sheep is the first ‘astronaut’ to fly on Nasa’s next big Moon missionAlamy There won’t be any humans travelling on the Artemis I test flight. Instead, 120 pounds of mementos will be on board. Nasa and the European Space Agency (ESA) will load the Orion spacecraft with a cultural and educational “time capsule”. “Many of the items included in the flight kit are symbols of cultural significance or NASA’s collaborative efforts with STEM-focused organisations,” the US space agency said. Read more about space IT’S AN IM-PASTA! Nasa explains TRUE origin of ‘weird spaghetti monster’ spotted on Mars Travelling with Shaun will be four Lego mini figures and 245 Silver Snoopy pins. 90 Girl Scouts Space Science badges and various tree and plant seeds will be launched off too. There will also be some symbolic items. A small Moon rock from Apollo 11 – the 1969 mission that saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon – is among the haul.…

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From Shaun the Sheep to Lego: the weird items aboard Nasa’s latest mission to the Moon revealed

Updated: August 7, 2022 — 10:26 am