May 7, 2021

The real star of the SpaceX astronaut launch was a sparkly stuffed dinosaur

By Nicole Gallucci

The real star of the SpaceX astronaut launch was a sparkly stuffed dinosaur

The only thing cooler than humans going to space is humans going to space with an adorable stuffed animal.

On Saturday afternoon, NASA launched astronauts into space aboard the Crew Dragon, a spacecraft built by Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX. The two NASA astronauts who launched into orbit were Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, but they didn’t embark on their historic journey alone. They brought a sparkly stuffed dinosaur to keep them company.

Now, the two astronauts are cool as hell, obviously. But in some ways, this little stuffed pal was the star of the launch. The light bouncing off the dino’s sequins really caught the camera, and when the spaceship reached zero gravity he slid out of his seatbelt and gracefully floated up towards the lens. …

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