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A Unique Piece Of The Isle Of Man Flying In Outer Space

Astronaut Nicole Stott

A piece of the Isle of Man is currently flying in Earth Orbit.

A piece of the Isle of Man is currently flying in Earth Orbit.
 
Astronaut Nicole Stott who is married to a Manxman, wanted to take something with her to outer space of great meaning to the Manx people.
 
A piece of Tynwald Hill, the ceremonial home of the Isle of Man Parliament, Tynwald, is aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, which has recently been docked to the International Space Station.
 
The unique piece of history was chosen as Tynwald Hill is composed of soil from all 17 parishes - in effect this one piece represents the entire Island.

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