Star Wars fans everywhere are all aflutter because the lightsaber belonging to Luke Sykwalker (the character portrayed brilliantly by Mark Hamill who, incidentally, went on to a successful career in film, stage, and voice work as the DIGG audience will tell you...) will be aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery when it launches on October 23, 2007:
The Jedi lightsaber has been carefully stowed aboard Discovery and will fly into space with the seven STS-120 astronauts to the International Space Station before returning to Earth 14 days later to mark [Star Wars'] 30th anniversary.
Wow. That's really exciting news. I guess.
I mean, it's not like they've actually invented a light saber. Or retrofitted the Space Shuttle with dilithium crystals. It's just a tiny mixture of science fiction and reality.
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