You might notice that this cargo tag that flew into space doesn’t look like a modern, high-tech NASA item. That’s because it’s a lead tag from Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. The tag originally traveled by ship across the ocean. In 2007, it took a much longer trip up into orbit onboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
NASA notes that the well-traveled tag would go on to tally “more than four million miles over four centuries traveling from England to Jamestown, then to and back from the International Space Station” over the course of its voyages.

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