To commemorate the launch of the new Here & Now edition of Monopoly, two sets of game pieces from the legendary family pastime will enter the final frontier aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis tonight (June 8).
And while the astronauts may be floating in zero gravity, space center officials ensure the new updated play pieces including a Starbucks cup and a Toyota Prius wont be lost in space.
Space Center Houstons Roger Bernstein ensures the tokens will be kept in a safe, locked compartment, and he adds, We did a chemical analysis on them to make sure they were environmentally safe.
Unfortunately, the astronauts wont be able to colonize any new property and play Monopoly in space, as the game itself will have to skip this turn.
Says Bernstein, Due to flight restrictions, the game didnt pass Go.
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