15 Totally Random Things Shipped into Space

Aliens probably think we earthlings are a bunch of weirdos ...

The thought of going into space is either terrifying — or completely fascinating. Some items have been sent into space over the years just to have been — well, sent into space.

In other instances, astronauts were trying to take a little slice of home with them for enjoyment between their work tasks (or just for the heck of it, one supposes).

Yet the grass isn’t always greener in low gravity.

Scroll through the gallery to see what kind of wacky things have traveled to outer space over the years!