Tools lost in space turn up in old ‘Star Trek’ episode

CAPE CANAVERAL-NASA confirmed that tools that accidentally floated away from a Shuttle astronaut into space in 2011 have been positively identified as the same tools used in an episode of  “Star Trek” broadcast in 1967.

Prof. Noah Swayne of Hoboken University explained that objects lost in space "frequently turn up in old television programs that are set in the future" due to a space-time continuum scientists are unable to explain. The most famous example of this is the robot’s head in the old “Lost in Space” series--it was actually a light fixture from the men’s room of the International Space Station.