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First items for new Space Needle time capsule revealed

A Space Needle time capsule that won't be opened until 2062 received its first items Thursday morning.

The first items for a time capsule that will be sealed later this year were unveiled at the Seattle Space Needle Thursday morning. 

The unveiling kicks off a nationwide search for items that provide a snapshot of life in 2019 and "predictions for the future." 

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The capsule, which weighs more than 160 pounds and stands at 42 inches tall, will be sealed Oct. 21. 

The capsule won't be opened until April 21, 2062 - the day marking the Space Needle's 100th anniversary. 

The public has an opportunity to add personal items in the capsule through an online contest, which goes live at 8 a.m. Thursday. Five people will be selected. 

The first five items that went in were:

  • Set of Forever stamps
  • Single share of Amazon.com stock
  • Poster signed by Pearl Jam
  • Mini Seahawks helmet signed by Walter Jones
  • Twinkies