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SpaceShipOne Helps a Charity

Published by Rob on Thu Aug 4, 2005 4:29 pm
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Leonard, David space.com

On August 8, two Star Wars dolls — Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi – will be auctioned on Ebay for charity.

What’s unique is that both dolls have flown to the edge of space – onboard the private rocketship, SpaceShipOne.

The characters are signed by the space plane’s chief designer, Burt Rutan, and pilots Mike Melvill and Brian Binnie. The Star Wars dolls will include a host of other goodies as well.

Previously, a Beanie Babie was auctioned. It had been tucked away within the SpaceShipOne’s ballast box that was flown on the winning X-Prize flight #2 last year.

The items are being auctioned by Rocketboosters of Mojave, California.

Details about the charity will be announced before the auction, available at: http://www.mojaveairandspace.com/auction.html

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