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Four astronauts arrived at the International Space Station this week with an unusual friend – Baby Yoda -. A baby Yoda plush was introduced on the SpaceX Crew-1 flight as the group’s “zero-G indicator”.
Zero gravity indicators are small objects that are allowed to float freely to confirm when the spacecraft enters at lower gravity.
“We have Baby Yoda trying to take a seat on the ship right now,” said NASA communications specialist Leah Cheshier in a live stream of the historic launch. The launch was the first operational flight of a commercially developed Crew Dragon capsule.
When the toy landed in the seat of astronaut Victor Glover, Cheshier jokingly said, “Maybe Baby Yoda is trying to drive the vehicle.”
Inside the spaceship, images of Baby Yoda have gone viral on social media. Internet users cannot stop traveling to the Baby Yoda space. Watch the video:
Baby Yoda in space
The stuffed animal was joined by NASA astronaut crew Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and astronaut Soichi Noguchi JAXA.
Baby Yoda, the character in the show Mandalorian, often confuses it with its patron’s spacecraft controls, and is a good choice for the SpaceX crew.
With this trip, Baby Yoda has teamed up with an elite plush group that has served as an indicator of zero gravity in the past.
In May, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley entered the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with a plush toy called Tremor.
The four astronauts on the SpaceX crew-1 flight will remain in the orbiting lab until they reach another Dragon in April.