Baby Yoda is on a mission to assist the team of astronauts onboard SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience”.
The adorable character from Disney’s “The Mandalorian” is headed to the International Space Station (ISS).
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The crew blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Falcon 9 launches Crew Dragon on its first operational flight with astronauts on board, beginning regular crew flights to the @space_station from the U.S. pic.twitter.com/C8oBqMcAuj
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 16, 2020
A plush Baby Yoda will serve as the team’s zero-gravity indicator. Once the stuffed toy begins to float, passengers will know that the spacecraft has reached a state of weightlessness.
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“Inside the cabin, we have four astronauts — five actually, we’ve got Baby Yoda onboard, trying to take a seat right now,” said NASA’s communications specialist Leah Cheshier in the livestream from NASA/SpaceX. “Baby Yoda is trying to pilot the vehicle.”
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The beloved green alien puppet first won hearts around the world after appearing in “The Mandalorian” Chapter 1 back in 2019.