Their song "Up In The Air" was sent up to the International Space Station aboard a resupply capsule. Meanwhile (perhaps as a result), the official lyrics video for the song is composed of breathtaking time-lapsed footage from the ISS of the Earth below.
Overcoming the EMI Lawsuit and being able to release This Is War despite the odds. That itself, and the fact the album was still released alongside the documentary Artifact makes it better.
A bigger example? EMI disbanded after the lawsuit.