May the Flight Be With You

As Star Wars celebrates its 30th Anniversary, Luke Skywalker’s original Jedi lightsaber will head into space with NASA astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery in October. Chewbacca will officially hand the lightsaber over to NASA’s Space Center Houston during a ceremony at the Oakland International Airport, Aug. 28, 2007.

The ceremony will include characters from a galaxy far, far away including Boba Fett, Jango Fett and X-Wing pilots, Jedi and stormtroopers. This will be followed by a spectacular departure aboard a Southwest Airlines flight as Chewbacca and his galactic friends help push back the airplane on the tarmac.

Stay tuned to the Official Star Wars Blog for more on the special event.

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11 Responses to May the Flight Be With You

  1. jkthunder says:

    So cool! Can’t wait to see some video, pics, and whatever!

    BTW – Isn’t the ceremony and stuff tomorrow on the 28th?? I hope so, since the 27th is almost over!

  2. Mark Newbold says:

    Wierd, I’ve just prepared a piece about that to upload tomorrow! Guess everyone will kow about it by then! Oh well!
    It looks amazingly cool, hope the blog is there to cover it.

  3. I haven’t seen anything about this on the local Houston news. It would have been cool to check out.

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  7. Homie Bear says:

    This story is obviously a fraud since everyone saw Luke’s lightsaber fall into space during the Bespin duel.

  8. zachstarwalker says:

    cool. but whats with the weird spanish stuff.

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  11. JediMelindaW says:

    This is way cool. I’m checking this out right away! Star Wars history is made yet once again!

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