The Fact News Service
The doll of the character from the series The Mandalorian could be seen floating freely inside the Crew Dragon through the journey to the space station. The stuffed toy was part of NASA’s first operational commercial crew mission as an indicator of zero-gravity conditions, due to which it wasn’t strapped in, reported the USA Today.
“Inside the cabin, we have four astronauts — five actually, we’ve got Baby Yoda onboard, trying to take a seat right now,” NASA’s communications specialist Leah Cheshier joked on the livestream.
“Baby Yoda is trying to pilot the vehicle,” Cheshier said.
As quoted in The Indian Express, Commander Michael Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, strapped into the capsule they named “Resilience,” due to the challenges 2020 has wrought.
(story sourced through inputs from agencies)