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The Beatles are headed into space! Well, sort of.

Per CNET, NASA will launch its first mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids in October 2021 via the Lucy spacecraft. The spacecraft was named, in part, after the classic Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

In addition to the naming tribute, the Lucy spacecraft will feature a plaque containing a number of different quotes from famous individuals, among them being quotes and song lyrics from each Beatle. Those lyrics and quotes include the following:

-“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – Paul McCartney

-“We all shine on . . . like the moon and the stars and the sun.” – John Lennon

-“Peace and love.” – Ringo Starr

-“When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find peace of mind is waiting there.” – George Harrison

Other people to be highlighted on Lucy’s plaque include Albert Einstein, Yoko Ono, Martin Luther King Jr. and Queen’s Brian May. The plaque can be viewed in the video below.

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