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NASA Evolving Into Star Wars?

NASA Goes to Star Wars Celebration V and Makes Plans For Hyper Drives?

NASA talks with “Star wars” creators, stars and fans about the inspiration of the film and the appeal of space exploration. [nasa.gov]

Items Taken Into Space Reflect Accomplishments on Earth

Astronaut Jim Reilly helped welcome R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker‘s lightsaber from Star Wars to the Kennedy Space Center. The lightsaber is being taken into space aboard the real-life spacecraft Discovery during mission STS-120. Photo credit: Lucasfilm + View Hi-Res Image

Star Wars Fans to NASA: Build a Hyperdrive

It’s not easy to get to a galaxy far, far away using engines powered by just liquid hydrogen and oxygen. So, NASA should develop a hyperdrive that would power astronauts through the cosmos at light speed, “Star Wars” makers and fans advised agency representatives Aug. 13 during the movie franchise’s Celebration V in Orlando, Fla.

If NASA invents a hyper drive, these guys have volunteered to fly it throughout the galaxy. Photo credit: NASA/Gianni Woods › View Larger Image

Anthony Daniels

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He played the golden droid C-3PO in the “Star Wars” films.

He can be seen at left looking at a picture of NASA’s own real-life anthropomorphic robot, Robonaut 2.

Photo credit: NASA/Mike Chambers

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Adrianne Curry

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A reality TV star portraying an Imperial recruiter, she stated …

“NASA and Star Wars inspire humanity to search for more life in the universe.”

Photo credit: NASA/Mike Chambers

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Darth Vader came by the NASA and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex booths during Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Fla. Photo credit: NASA/Gianni Woods ›  View Larger Image

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