A dinosaur has made it to space.
On May 30, Elon Musk’s SpaceX scripted history as it successfully launched two NASA astronauts aboard Crew Dragon fixed atop Falcon 9 rocket – first commercial company to do so.
The Crew Dragon docked on the International Space Center after a near 24-hour journey with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.
As millions joined to watch the live-stream of the historic launch, there was something that caught the eye of enthusiasts. A glittery dinosaur buckled as one of the passengers aboard the mission.
— Brian Bosché (@BrianPBosche) May 30, 2020
The plush toy wasn’t just travelling to space for e a morale booster to its humans, it was there serving a very important purpose. Verge noted that as the astronauts experienced weightlessness, the glittery dinosaur started floating about, exhibiting that the crew members had reached zero-g.
Similarly, an Earth-shaped plush toy was aboard test flight of Crew Dragon in March 2019 and SpaceX CEO had tweeted a photo of it telling us exactly what it was there for.
Super high tech zero-g indicator added just before launch! pic.twitter.com/CRO26plaXq
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2019