“Baby Yoda” Spotted Aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. The world over watched on as the third launch for Elon Musk’s SpaceX program took place on Sunday night (11/15) and the crew of the Crew Dragon managed to sneak a special passenger on board: The Child, aka “Baby Yoda” from Star Wars The Mandalorian.
During the agency’s livestream on Sunday night with NASA and the watching world, The Child could be seen floating around with the crew as they settled in for the night. NASA communications specialist Leah Cheshier shared,”We’ve got Baby Yoda on board trying to take a seat right now.”
“I think that’s Victor Glover’s seat, so I hope he doesn’t mind,” the SpaceX engineer Jessica Anderson responded.
“Maybe Baby Yoda’s trying to pilot the vehicle,” Cheshier suggested.
Needless to say, Star Wars fans were excited to see the little guy actually traveling in outer space! Check out some of the reactions to his unexpected journey below:
Baby Yoda is heading to the International Space Station on SpaceX's Crew Dragon. pic.twitter.com/6MFG1G0YT6
— Hanneke Weitering (@HannekeScience) November 16, 2020
they've got baby yoda in the spacex rocket
— squidowomatick (@squidowomatick) November 16, 2020
— wolf (@wolf33693976) November 16, 2020
No big deal. Just the ISS crew hangin out in a SpaceX Dragon capsule with baby Yoda while they fly through space, chillin'. https://t.co/nQcMnouugP
— ☆????????????☆ (@11LunarLuster11) November 16, 2020
Fun fact about the launch: The crew brought along Baby Yoda to be the zero-gravity indicator!
— Madeline Evans (@MadelineABC30) November 16, 2020
✨?✨We have done it. We have sent BABY YODA to space on the @SpaceX Dragon. This is the greatest day of my life. I cried. @themandalorian @nasa @elonmusk @PedroPascal1 @ginacarano @TheCarlWeathers ✨BABY?YODA?FOREVER✨ pic.twitter.com/uDlfjYNDuq
— ??Gertie Kay?? (@GretchenPaints) November 16, 2020
We hope for a safe journey and a successful mission for the Crew Dragon crew and their little stowaway! Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates on The Mandalorian and all things Star Wars.
Featured Photo Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney+/Joe Skipper/Reuters
Source: Business Insider