Stories of Atlanta - Boldly Going ... And Taking Stuff
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NASA allows astronauts to bring a few personal items on space missions provided the objects only weigh about 2 pounds. Sheet music for Beethoven’s Ode to Joy has gone to space, as well as NASCAR Starter Flags and a Toy Story Buzz Lightyear doll. But in 1992, a history-making mission by astronaut Mae Jemison included cargo that connected Atlanta, specifically Spelman College, with space.
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