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SpaceShipOne’s Extra Passenger Auctioned Off

Published by Rob on Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:02 pm
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A Star Wars action figure carried onboard the SpaceShipOne suborbital rocket plane has been auctioned off on Ebay. The winning bidder paid $1,525.00 for the figure.

Luke Skywalker is a large size 12-inch poseable action figure by Kenner, dressed in authentic Tatooine desert costume with blue lightsaber, grappling hook and utility belt, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection.

The figure was autographed by SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites in Mojave, California, as well as the pilot/astronauts for the rocketship, Mike Melvill and Brian Binnie.

The money from auctioning off Luke Skywalker will be distributed by RocketBoosters, a coalition of 17 charities and non-profit groups in Mojave and surrounding communities.

A second action figure toted onboard SpaceShipOne, Obi Wan Kenobi, will be auctioned directly following the auction of Luke Skywalker.

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