Someone sent this ‘Earthbound’ SNES cartridge to space

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Sending stuff to space is always fun, but deciding what to launch is tricky — if you have the choice.

For Ronnie Doyle, his decision was a copy of Earthbound, the 1994 SNES game which has become a cult favourite in the years gone by. 

Doyle told Kotaku he had the opportunity to send something “smaller than a lunchbox” to space, after his grandfather made a donation to a science group called Earth To Sky Calculus.

Of course, copies of Earthbound go for hundreds of dollars now, leaving this to be one expensive and risky experiment. Fortunately, Doyle said the cartridge still works, despite the rough landing. Read more…

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