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2007-10-24 15:30:00

The Wright Flyer got only a few feet off the ground during its maiden flight in 1903, but traveled to the moon 66 years later. A lead cargo tag that took months to cross the Atlantic Ocean from England to the nascent colony at Jamestown recently made the same crossing in minutes. Now a plastic handle whose sole role was to make the fictional world of Star Wars look realistic is ready to take a real trip to the stars aboard space shuttle Discovery for mission STS-120. From pieces of history...