The original Jedi lightsaber will travel 6 million miles in space to mark the 30th anniversary of the original Star Wars episode.
Doug Mattice, a spokesman for Space Center Houston, said that the prop -- used when Mark Hamill played Luke Skywalker and fought Darth Vader -- would ride aboard the shuttle Discovery, which is scheduled for launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on October 23. It will be docked at the International Space Station and travel around Earth's orbit before returning to Earth.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
An elegant weapon for a more civilized age...
Star Wars Lightsaber To Travel 6 Million Miles In Space