This Game Boy Has Been To Space. For Real.

In 1993, Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov blasted off for a trip to the Mir space station. Onboard his Soyuz rocket was this Game Boy, and it can now be yours.

The handheld spent a whopping 196 days in space on the station, managing to orbit our blue ball of dirt over 3000 times. Joining it for the ride was, fittingly for a bunch of people who were still getting over the recent demise of the Soviet Union, a copy of Tetris.

Accompanying the Game Boy and game in an auction being held by Bonhams is a note from Serebov, which reads "Like all cosmonauts, I love sport. My particular favourites are football and swimming. During flight, in rare minutes of leisure, I enjoyed playing Game Boy."

The Game Boy will be part of a "Space History Sale" being held by the auction house next month, and is expected to fetch between $US1500-$US2000.

NINTENDO GAME BOY FLOWN IN SPACE [Bonhams]

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Comments

    I bet the a Sony PSP hasn't travelled at speeds of 8 kms a second for more than 196 days.

    I wonder how many batteries Aleksandr took with him... those beasts required four batteries to be sacrificed (and they were quite the gluttons).

    WANT!

    partly because the plastic screen protector fell off my original gameboy a month ago and partly because it's been to fickin' space man!!!

    WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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