Some unusual stuff has made it to space before you
On April 12, 1961, when his Vostok spacecraft completed its orbit of Earth, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to visit outer space. Since then, more than 500 people have been launched high above the earth's surface, as well as cameras, telescopes and rovers beaming back information from the great beyond.
But then, other things have visited space, too. Scattered among space exploration's finest milestones are other tales of peculiar objects finding their way to orbit. From monkeys, to toys and the ashes of a certain sci-fi star, here are a few of the weirdest things to have ever been launched into space.
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