There was lots of buzz about the most recent SpaceX launch this past weekend!
We spied a special passenger onboard the SpaceX Dragon “Resilience”—a certain adorable Child!
As they made their way toward the International Space Station on Sunday, the four SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts revealed a fifth member of their team: a plush Baby Yoda!
The plush doll of The Child from the Disney+ original The Mandalorian acted as Crew-1’s zero-g indicator. It’s been tradition for astronauts to bring toys on board to signal that the launch phase has ended and the crew has entered orbit and zero-gravity.
We LOVE seeing little Baby Yoda off on this fun adventure to space!
Since the tradition started in 1961, toys from homemade dolls to commercial characters have acted as zero-g indicators. There’s no official statement about exactly why Crew-1 chose The Child as theirs, but being Baby Yoda fans ourselves, we have a pretty good idea. 😉
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