Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Baby Yoda hitches a ride to International Space Station
spotlight AP

Baby Yoda hitches a ride to International Space Station

  • Updated
  • 0

Baby Yoda has became an honorary astronaut.

A plush toy version of the creature from Disney+'s Star Wars series "The Mandalorian" can be seen in a live stream from inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon, which arrived Monday at the International Space Station.

In the video, Baby Yoda is spotted bouncing around alongside astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi.

The four astronauts on Sunday became part the second-ever crewed flight of a SpaceX spacecraft.

Baby Yoda in space

The plush Baby Yoda that took a ride into space can be seen (top middle) in a live stream from inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon.

The first Crew Dragon to launch humans, which was still considered a test mission, took off in May.

It's not the first time SpaceX astronauts have brought a plush friend with them on board. Such objects are often used as chosen zero-gravity indicators, according to The Verge.

In March of 2019, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted an image of a test launch featuring an Earth-shaped toy.

In May 2020, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley also brought a toy with them on board: a stuffed dinosaur, The Verge reported.

The Dragon capsule pulled up and docked late Monday night, following a 27-hour, completely automated flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Check out photos from Sunday's SpaceX launch:


™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Breaking News

News Alert