Glittery Dinosaur went alongside NASA astronauts aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

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.

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.