A dinosaur has made it to space. Yep.
The Crew Dragon has embarked on a near-24 hour journey that will take NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Center.
As millions tuned into 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.
Super high tech zero-g indicator added just before launch! pic.twitter.com/CRO26plaXq— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2019
Watching the shiny dinosaur floating about along with Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley's journey to ISS made the Internet feel a lot of feelings.
THIS IS NOT A TOY— Dinosaur Earth Society (@DinosaurEarth) May 30, 2020
IT'S THEIR MAP pic.twitter.com/fFHFUGpIME
Coming back to the launch, SpaceX successfully retrieved the booster stage of the Falcon 9 rocket which separated from the rocket within minutes of its launch and re-entered Earth and landed on SpaceX drone ship 'Of Course I Still Love You' amid roaring applause.
The Crew Dragon which is on its way to ISS, will attempt to dock ISS at PMA-2 of the Station's Harmony module.