Sports in Space

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Two basketballs will be making the trip aboard the Atlantis shuttle into space as astronauts do some work on the Hubble telescope. One ball is from the Harlem Globetrotters, and the other is a little more special. It's a ball used in a game in 1909 between the University of Chicago and Indians. One of the big men for the University of Chicago that day: Edwin Hubble, the dude the Hubble's named after. Kind of cool, no?

Not the first time sports artifacts have made the trip into space though. One previous example — an Indians hat and a Braves hat were floated around the shuttle during the 1995 World Series.

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